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Funds run dry for USG Funding Board By Liz Crowley Senior Staff Writer
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The Undergraduate Student Government funding board nearly emptied their pockets to fund student groups for the second funding session, leaving session three with no financial support, the board announced Wednesday at the Senate meeting. “I saw this coming all along,” Syed Naqvi, funding board chair and 7th-semester allied health major, said. “It’s a failure that we had this problem again…it angers me.” The funding board received applications for and paid about
$226,600, giving money to all groups who properly completed their application. No cuts were made to try to save money. There was $15,000 left over for the semester, which will be put into the fourth funding session. “It’s unfortunate, but I’m just glad we didn’t have to cut anyone for this session,” Tracy said. Sam Tracy, President of USG and 5th-semester political science and public policy major, said the executive and funding boards are looking to make policy changes so this won’t happen again. Tracy and Naqvi said they
might consider going back to an old policy where groups looking to fund off-campus traveling, such as competitions, would have to fund a portion of their trip. In general, Tracy said the purpose of USG funding is to benefit as many students on campus as possible, but these trips only benefit the members involved. Three years ago groups would fund about 50 percent of their trip, but Naqvi said he doesn’t know how much they would ask them to fund now. “Sending a small number (of students) is beneficial for indi-
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USG Vice President Lindsay Chiappa and President Sam Tracy address other members of the USG Senate on Wednesday night.
Board passes yearly budget
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UCONN BEATS LOCAL RIVAL Field Hockey defeats Minutewomen four to one.
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Board Chair Larry McHugh addressed the community and felllow Board of Trustees members during the meeting held Wednesday at the Bishop Center.
the promoting of excellent athletic teams, but we don’t want to step back from the idea that we are an institution of higher learning,” McHugh said. “That is what should drive us.” He commented that athletics have changed to an area of profit and that under Herbst’s leadership, that will not happen here. Herbst stepped in for her
report, beginning with the topic of athletics. She applauded the outstanding job that athletic director Paul Pendergast is doing. She continued by mentioning the conference realignment of the Big East, noting that it will be a few years before all the confusion of the realignment is dissipated. While Syracuse and Pittsburgh will be leaving
for the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), she urges people not to listen to erroneous rumors that may be going around. “Our main concern is supporting the student athletes,” she said. She moved on to discuss
throughout the semester. Director of the Human Rights Department Richard A. Wilson gave the opening remarks. “Dubow is very well placed to do this lecture today, he is known for his work on the subject in many ways,” said Wilson. “I am very pleased to be here today,” Dubow said. “Why is there such an interest in South Africa? Because we see in Africa all sorts of human rights and multiple dimensions of the human condition.” “There aren’t many other non-European societies that show such human rights complexities,” he added. Dubow’s lecture would rehash and summarize the history of the human rights movement in South Africa, going back to the
days of colonization and ending on the modern, post-apartheid era. He would highlight important events that shaped modern day South Africa and milestones in human rights history. The beginning of the lecture dealt with European colonization for economic and territorial reasons. Dubow would state the important dates that contributed to the nation’s growing independence and spurts of freedoms. One such important time in history was the early nineteenth century, when growing sediment against slavery brought up questions of civil rights. One of the first major events in South Africa came in 1828, when the South African government issued “Ordinance 50,” a document that called for indigenous
South Africans to be placed on par with other freed Africans. “In 1828, among growing anti-slavery sediment, indigenous South African’s are liberated by abolitionists under Ordinance 50,” Dubow said. He would point to this moment as a milestone in the Human Rights Movement, as South African’s had finally gained some freedom. However, Dubow would also quickly point out the struggles that would plague the country throughout the 20th-century. “If there was one thing that united South Africa throughout the twentieth century was suspicion of liberalist ideas,” Dubow said. “Also, at the beginning of the 20th-century segregation begins.”
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HARTFORD (AP) — A week after agreeing to buy Goodrich Corp., United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday that it will combine several of its other businesses. The company said it will combine the Carrier heating and cooling unit and its Fire & Safety business into one division called UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems. The Pratt & Whitney jet engine manufacturing business and the Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace and industrial products supply business will also be combined into one unit, UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems. United Technologies said the new structure will allow it to serve its customers better and improve its sales growth. The company named Geraud Darnis, 51, president and CEO of UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems, while Alain Bellemare, 50, was named president and chief operating officer of UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems. United Technologies also named Michael Dumais, 44, president of Hamilton Sundstrand. All the appointments are effective immediately. The company said the businesses will report their results separately for the rest of 2011. United Technologies Corp. said Sept. 21 that it will buy Goodrich, an aerospace
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The Board of Trustees met in the Merlin Bishop Center on Wednesday to pass a final budget for the university, the new hire for economic development and other issues. The meeting opened up with public speakers, one of whom included Paul Bloom, a senior at UConn, who spoke to address the “dire student need for a new recreational facility.” He argued the facility currently available is over 60 years old and at 14,000 sq ft, cannot sufficiently house all of the student activities. The student body on campus agrees with this issue, and as Bloom noted, “President [Susan] Herbst thinks we need a new recreation facility.” Trustee Brien Buckman asked what the student opinion of this lack of adequate recreational facility was, and Bloom reiterated the common consensus of the students’ desire for further facilities. Chairman McHugh followed with his report, commenting on his pride for the UConn, as it gains rank in the top-20 schools in the U.S News. “We have to remind ourselves why we’re here,” he said. “We’re here for our students.” For that reason, he addressed Herbst, and stated the reason they picked her was for her energy, enthusiasm and intelligence. She would be a president able to get the message out that this school is an outstanding one. “We are proud of Susan for
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A crowd gathered in the Humanities Institute at the CLAS Building, Wednesday afternoon, for a lecture on human rights in South Africa. Professor of History at the University of Sussex, UK, Saul Dubow lectured on “The Human Rights Moment in South Africa.” The lecture focused on South Africa’s history of human rights. In keeping with UConn’s tradition of human rights studies, and its continued efforts in being a worldwide leader through the Thomas J. Dodd Human Rights collection, the department is holding a series of lectures and events scheduled
Though the twentieth century brought new hardship it also brought progressive thinking and new ideals. “Democracy, citizenship, and all of these terms became standard language during the Second World War,” Dubow said. However, Dubow would make the claim that the magic bullet came in 1955, when the ANC (African National Congress), created the Freedom Charter. The ANC would send volunteers across the county to listen to citizens’ “freedom demands.” The charter would deal directly with human rights and personal freedoms. “In 1955, the ANC convened a meeting and assembled a
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Malloy: Will work with lawmakers on heating
HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s willing to work with Connecticut lawmakers to find $15 million in heating assistance for the needy in case the federal government declines the state’s application for the additional funding. Malloy said Wednesday that “it’s a big budget” and he’s “willing to work with folks of good will” to find the money. Malloy’s comments came a day after legislators voted to seek an additional $15 million from the federal government. Connecticut’s allocation of heating funds is expected to be cut from last year’s $115 million to about $47 million. Lawmakers also reversed Malloy’s plan to limit funds to households heated by oil. Some legislators thought it was unfair to people who use electricity or gas.
Big East presidents to discuss future HARTFORD(AP) — The presidents of the Big East member schools will discuss the future of the conference at a meeting this weekend, UConn President Susan Herbst said Wednesday. Herbst, in an email to The Associated Press, said the meeting in Washington on Sunday is a confidential gathering for conference presidents only and will not involve other university officials. “We have to talk about the future and how to go forward as a strong Big East,” she wrote. Last week, the Big East presidents and athletic directors met at a hastily called meeting in New York City strategies for restocking the league after Syracuse and Pittsburgh had they are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference. After that meeting, Commissioner John Marinatto said the schools had committed to going forward as a group and recruiting new members. Navy and Air Force are the Big East’s top targets for expansion.
Malloy’s panel begins looking into Irene response
HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he wants a broad, objective evaluation of how Connecticut prepared for and responded to Hurricane Irene, which hit the state as a tropical storm last month. He hopes the information will be useful in handling future storms, including winter snowstorms. A panel of varied experts held its first meeting Wednesday. It comes after two days of hearings by legislators about responses to the Aug. 28 storm. Joe McGee, co-chairman of Malloy’s group, said it plans to rely on findings from the legislative hearings and reviews now under way by municipal and state officials. The group also plans to consult national experts, including officials in Florida who have experience dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms. Malloy said he expects to have a report in December.
Yale endowment reaches $19.4 billion NEW HAVEN (AP) — Yale University says its endowment earned about 22 percent return on its investments for the last budget year, bringing it to $19.4 billion and securing its place as the second largest among universities nationwide. Yale officials said Wednesday that its 20-year return was 14.2 percent, growing from $2.6 billion to $19.4 billion during that time. It is second only to Harvard’s $32 billion endowment, which earned an average annual return of 12.9 percent over the past 20 years. Of the approximately 850 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada with endowments, only 60 have passed $1 billion. Endowments serve as last-ditch emergency accounts for universities and other entities, which generally use some or all of the investment interest for regular expenses while trying to leave the principal untouched.
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Feds: Massachusetts man planned to blow up Pentagon BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting an assault on the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using remotecontrolled aircraft armed with explosives — the latest of several terrorism cases to spring from federal sting operations. Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested in Framingham after undercover federal agents delivered materials he had allegedly requested, including grenades, six machine guns and what he believed was 24 pounds of C-4 explosive. Federal officials said the public was never in danger from the explosives, which it said were always under control and closely monitored. Wednesday’s arrest was similar to other cases in which reputed would-be terrorists were caught in sting operations that revolved around fictional plots against various targets, such as Dallas skyscapers or a Chicago nightclub. In this case, though, authorities say Ferdaus planned the scheme. According to a federal affidavit, Ferdaus, 26, of Ashland, became convinced America was evil through jihadi websites and videos, and began planning “jihad” against the U.S. in early 2010. He contacted a federal informant that December and months later, allegedly began meeting to discuss the plot with undercover federal agents he believed were members of alQaida. Ferdaus said he wanted to deal a psychological blow to the “enemies of Allah” by hitting the Pentagon, which he called
A police car sits in the driveway of the home of 26-year-old Rezwan Ferdaus, in Ashland, Mass., Wednesday. Ferdaus has been arrested and accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with large remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives.
“head and heart of the snake,” according to the affidavit. “Allah has given us the privilege,” he allegedly told the informant. “... He punishes them by our hand. We’re the ones.” Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen who graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in physics, made a brief initial appearance Wednesday in federal court on charges of attempting to destroy federal buildings and providing support to a foreign terrorist organization, in this case al-Qaida. A detention hearing was scheduled for Monday. Telephone messages were
left at the office of his attorney, Catherine Byrne, and at the address listed for Ferdaus in the affidavit. Several alleged domestic plots have been thwarted since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including in Lackawanna, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; and Virginia. Terrorism arrests involving federal stings have often been followed by claims of entrapment, but none of the cases brought since Sept. 11 has been thrown out by a court on such grounds. U.S. Rep. William Keating of Massachusetts, a member of the Homeland Security
Committee, said lawmakers have been warned for months of an emerging threat from homegrown extremists. He said al- Qaida is casting a wide net to radicalize individuals or small groups already in the country because of the significant advantages. “They’re already here, so they don’t have the hurdles of getting into the country, they know the country better. ... They know how to move around,” Keating said. “The testimony we heard, things like this (the Ferdaus arrest) were inevitable.” Ferdaus is accused of plan-
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Core-Ct, Connecticut state government’s integrated financial, human resources and payroll system. Herbst says they are in the final stages of the human capital management program, and this will meet the business needs of UConn with little disruption to business on campus. She also said she is happy for the full integration of UConn into this program and then joining as partners with secretary Barnes. Herbst continues by stressing the urgencies for strategic economic development, for which hopefully now will be somewhat alleviated with the appointment of the new vice president for economic development, Mary Holz-Clause. Holz-Clause joins UConn from Iowa State, where she was involved with their own economic development department for nine years and was responsible for many federal and corporate grants. The meeting continued into the Academic Affairs Committee Report, announcing the appointment of Sally M. Reis to the Letitia Neag Morgan Chair for Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education. Also announced was the notification of changes to the by-laws of UConn. Trustee Denis Nayden discussed the current financial affairs, including the budget issues for the fiscal year of 2012. They will continue the spending
resolution but the budgets reflect the reduced financial support from the state. “Budgets have been tightened in all areas,” Nayden said. There are budget deficits in the UConn Health Center and on the Storrs and regional campuses. In the end, the budget will “break even.” This budget shortage will lead to a 2.5 percent tuition increase in the coming year. In addition, the board voted on and passed several project budgets, including the demolition of an Avery Point building that had asbestos. That project alone will cost $570,000. The next item on the agenda was the Health Center Report given by Sanford Cloud. He shared that the Health Center Board of Directors viewed and approved the 2012 operating budget, albeit with a modest deficit. Cloud also announced three changes to the Board of Directors. The Joint Audit and Compliance Committee gave its report next. Trustee Peter Drotch discussed the plan for an external audit firm that would review UConn expenditures. Following was the Buildings, Grounds and Environment Committee report, in which the item of Electric Distribution Easement to CL&P for the Greater Hartford Campus was discussed and passed. Following were the Construction Management
Oversight Committee report and the Student Life Committee report, in which Secretary of the Board Louise Bailey spoke on the ongoing efforts to deescalate Spring Weekend, and the continuing work into a student legal services clinic. Trustee Francis Archambault then spoke on the current financial support, with $50.1 million recorded for fiscal year 2012. Fundraising brought in $201.7 million and campaigning mustered up $83 million for endowment. “For fiscal 2012, the numbers aren’t high, but they’re higher than last year,” Archambault said. “This year has a 19 percent increase on 2010.” As a final issue, Nayden discussed the average class size growth over the past decade. The ideal would be a 15 to 1 student/ teacher ratio and this gap needs to be closed. This would mean the creation of an additional 270 faculty positions, which will obviously tack several years due to the challenging fiscal environment. “But we are doing this not for the statistics, but for the value, academically, to students,” he said. “We need outstanding professors and students, and as trustees, we are stewards of that. We are behind them, to give them the tools to be the best they can,” McHugh said, as the meeting adjourned until Nov. 10.
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multiracial group to create the Freedom Charter, in which one of the first lines states South Africa belongs to all people who live in it,” Dubow said. He then discussed South Africa’s civil war and tumultuous years under the Reagan administration, as well as the continued efforts during the 1990s, culminating in Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid movement. Dubow also covered South Africa’s adoption of the current Constitution. The lecture ended on a recap of South Africa’s human rights milestones, as well as where the country stands today. Dubow stressed the importance of protecting human rights and how they are still being threatened. “The very principles of constitutionalism are under attack right now,” Dubow said. “I thought it was a clear review on the language of human rights,” said Assistant Professor of English Kerry Bystrom. At the end of the presentation guests had time to ask questions as refreshments were served. One of Dubow’s books, “Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa,” is available at the UConn Co-op.
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With NY teen’s suicide come spotlight, caution BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-yearold Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting better since high school started. Meanwhile, on a blog his parents didn’t know about, he posted increasingly desperate notes ruminating on suicide, bullying, homophobia and pop singer Lady Gaga. A few days later, he hanged himself outside his home in suburban Buffalo, quickly gaining a fame like that described in one of his idol’s songs. Activists, journalists and Gaga herself seized on the suicide, decrying the loss of another promising life to bullying. His cherubic school picture pervaded the Internet and television, as well as a video he had posted earlier about his experience. But what the incomplete and conflicting portrait of Rodemeyer’s life did not convey were the complexities of the teenage mind and the reality that bullying is rarely the sole factor at work. It also highlighted the risk of creating an icon at the price of glamorizing suicide as an option for other bullied or attention-seeking teens. “If we portray it as something that is admirable and very sympathetic, vulnerable youth may hear that as, ‘Look at the attention this case is getting and everyone is feeling sorry and praising this individual,’ and it can form a narrative that can be compelling,” said Ann Haas, senior project specialist at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
A vigil with family and friends to remember Jamey Rodemeyer is held outside Williamsville Noth High School on Sunday. Rodemeyer committed suicide outside his home in suburban Buffalo, N.Y. in Sept. 2011 after years of complaints about bullying at school.
Like in other prominent teenage deaths linked to bullying or intimidation — notably Phoebe Prince, an Irish immigrant in Massachusetts taunted by classmates after she dated a popular boy, and Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman whose roommate is accused of spying on his samesex encounter via webcam — police are investigating to see whether any bullying constituted a crime. Tracy Rodemeyer said her son was hurt deeply by words from the time he was very young. Boys started picking on him in
elementary school, she said. “People would say, ‘Oh my god, you’re such a girl. What are you, gay? That kind of stuff,” she told The Associated Press in an interview last week. By middle school, the bullying was overwhelming, she said. His friends would report the abuse, and school officials would pull the boy and the alleged bullies into the office. Rodemeyer also regularly saw a school social worker, who would call his mother after meetings. “People would be like ‘faggot, fag,’ and they’d taunt me
in the hallways and I felt like I could never escape it,” he said in a YouTube video posted in May as part of columnist Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, which seeks to give voices and hope to bullied gay and lesbian teenagers. The teen’s video has now been viewed more than a million times. He had talked about suicide in the past but denied recently that the bullying had carried over to high school, which he started shortly before his death, his mother said. He was making plans to attend dances with girlfriends and had talked about
the next family vacation and Halloween. His parents monitored his Facebook posts but said they didn’t know about a separate Tumblr blog, on which he identified himself as gay, filled with troubling posts like “Stop bullying people. Maybe they won’t commit suicide” and “Ugh today makes me wanna kill myself.” His final blog and Twitter posts the day he died thanked Gaga. He also wrote: “I pray the fame won’t take my life,” possibly a reference to her song and album “The Fame.” When Gaga projected his image on a screen during a concert in Las Vegas last weekend and dedicated a song to him, his celebrity status was undeniable. When a Gaga song began playing at the school homecoming dance the day of the teen’s wake, his sister and her friends began dancing and chanting, “Jamey.” Some schoolmates responded by yelling that they were glad he was dead, his father, Tim, told the AP. School officials are investigating. Neither Savage, who appeared on network news shows after the suicide, nor Gaga have responded to AP requests for comment. Gaga has promised to push President Barack Obama to make a law in his memory. If he does, Rodemeyer wouldn’t be the first gay suicide victim to be memorialized with such legislation. Two New Jersey lawmakers are pushing a federal anti-harassment and cyberbullying bill bearing Clementi’s name.
Plaintiffs notch legal win in Ill. cigarette suit
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for plaintiffs’ attorneys to push that a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-maker Philip Morris be revived, sending the matter back to the trial court for more hearings. The court upheld a state appellate court’s February ruling that sends the case back to southwestern Illinois’ Madison County. A judge there had sided with plaintiffs after a two-month 2003 trial in a class-action lawsuit over Philip Morris’ marketing of “light” cigarettes. The state’s high court later threw out that verdict. With the latest ruling, the plaintiffs expect to argue that a favorable 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision may be applied to reinstate the Madison County case. “The Supreme Court had an opportunity to review the appellate decision but found no basis to do so,” Stephen Tillery, the attorney behind the lawsuit, said. “After a long journey through the courts, we believe this decision moves the judgment a step closer toward a final confirmation for the 1.1 million Illinois consumers who were represented in the lawsuit.” An attorney for Philip Morris’ corporate parent downplayed Wednesday’s development as the court merely deciding a procedural question about whether the plaintiffs met a statute of limitations and not the merits of the plaintiffs’ bid to reopen the case.
USG to lobby at Capitol Dow drops 180 points, ending streak during special session
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“(This could) pave the way for a better, more friendly veteran atmosphere at the University of Connecticut,” Kidd said. The external affairs committee will gather students to bring to the Capitol on Oct. 26 for Governor Dannel Malloy’s special legislative session dealing with job creation. The lobby day is open to all students on campus, however they cannot bring too many. On Oct. 25 there will be a training and recruitment day for all students who are interested. The committee is looking for constituents from particular towns and cities they need to represent. “We are all going to be graduating very soon... (we need) to just maintain really strong relationships with legislators,” Ethan Senack, chair of the committee and 7th-semester political science and sociology major, said. “When they are at the capitol we want them to be thinking about UConn.”
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NEW YORK (AP) — A three-day winning streak in the stock market came to an end Wednesday as investors worried about Europe’s ability to contain its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 180 points. Raw materials companies had the biggest declines after prices for commodities like copper and oil fell sharply. Traders focused on remarks from German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting that the second bailout package for Greece might have to be renegotiated. Several European leaders want banks to take bigger losses on Greek bonds. France and the European Central Bank oppose the idea. Germany’s parliament is set to vote Thursday on a measure that would give a European rescue fund more powers to fight the region’s debt crisis. Finland’s parliament approved the proposal Wednesday, lifting some uncertainty over the debt crisis issue which has been dogging financial markets since late July. “This is a market that has been fluctuating and is thoroughly susceptible to any news, any
rumors, any innuendos,” about Europe, said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 179.79 points, or 1.6 percent, to close at 11,010.90. It had gained 413 points over the past two days. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 24.32, or 2.1 percent, to 1,151.06. The Nasdaq composite index fell 55.25, or 2.2 percent, to 2,491.58 The declines were broad. Five stocks fell for one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Only 13 of the stocks in the S&P 500 rose. Four were flat. Raw materials stocks fell the most of any industry group in the S&P 500, 4.5 percent. Investors fear that Europe’s problems could cause the global economy to slip into another recession, weakening demand for basic materials such as copper. The price of copper plunged 5.6 percent; crude oil fell 3.8 percent to $81.21 barrel. Miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. fell 7.2 percent, and Cliffs Natural
In this Sept. 27 file photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.
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Green initiatives not just about money, but change
n a world in which phrases like “green” and “environmentally friendly” are so often used as near-meaningless buzzwords, it is more important than ever to remember the important usages of green initiatives in affecting positive change. For years, promoting environmental messages has been a staple of marketing, advertising and politics. Yet the potential for green initiatives to truly make the world a better place is striking. For example, Argentinian architect Carlos Levinton is assisting in rebuilding homes in earthquakedamaged Haiti using only recycled materials. Utilizing recycled tires, these structures are estimated to cost the equivalent of less than $100. As an article by Paula Alvarado on the subject notes: “Homes from tires are probably not the definitive answer, but if the houses were as easy to make as shown and enough materials could be mobilized to the area from surrounding cities, it might be a transitive solution for housing – especially in the hurricane season.” Here on campus, there are many efforts being made by students, staff, faculty and administration alike to improve the environment. The university was recently listed at position No. 16 on a Sierra Club ranking of the greenest schools, up from No. 49 only a year ago. The ranking was a reflection of several changes on the university’s part to limit its environmental footprint. Among them: the new Classroom Building’s green roof and reduced energy costs, the university’s waste compost facility and a water and energy conservation contest. Green initiatives are not just about money and prestige, but also about legitimate change. With a rapidly shrinking ozone layer, increased weather variability and a climate in crisis, there has never been a more important time to consider environmental impact. Visionaries such as Carlos Levinton are clearly doing so. UConn is clearly doing so. The question is: Will you? 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.
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We need to help make sure “It Gets Better”
ast week marked one year since we learned of the suicide deaths of several teenagers as a result of anti-gay bullying. It was also Suicide Prevention Week here at UConn. Following the suicide of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who jumped off the George Wa s h i n g t o n Bridge, New Jersey’s AntiBullying Bill of Rights Act was passed and signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie in January. By Ryan Gilbert The law’s Associate Commentary Editor directives “force schools to finish their investigations into harassment, intimidation or bullying within 10 school days, expand their reporting standards and require schools and law enforcement to review their investigations with each other.” It’s one of the toughest of its kind in the country, and it’s still not enough. The suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old high school student from Williamsville, N.Y., moved hundreds of people to attend his funeral to show their support. His parents buried him in a T-shirt that said “Born This Way.” Rodemeyer, an “It Gets Better” videomaker, should never have had to suffer such persecution. Making every effort to end that stigmatization is a necessity. The cyber-bullying that Rodemeyer faced is not only rampant, but the young people perpetuating it do not even realize the harm they are causing. A new Associated Press-MTV poll found that
half of young people “regularly encounter discriminatory slang in online communications,” and most say they “aren’t very offended by it.” In fact, young people are twice as likely to suggest that biased slurs like “that’s so gay” are used “to be funny” or “to sound cool” than to actually express hateful feelings toward a group of people. This numbing is dangerous, and it’s exactly this kind of cyber-bullying that caused Clementi, Rodemeyer, Raymond Chase, Billy Lucas, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh and countless others to take their own lives. But bullying is an issue not limited to young people in schools. Until we end the constant public condemnation of people based on their real or supposed gender or sexuality, LGBT people of all ages will be faced with unjustifiable harassment. Using education and mediation to disrupt the bullying young people face is a good first step, but only by ending all anti-gay rhetoric at all levels of society, including Republican presidential campaigns, can we truly prevent such tragedies in the future. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently appeared on MSNBC to highlight the government’s anti-bullying policies, saying that kids get bullied “because of their size, of their shape, of their color, of their sexual orientation, their religion, how they look.” “I think what we have to be able to do is have parents and adults and community leaders teach kids about tolerance and celebrate the notion that we’re not all the same and that makes America a bigger and stronger country,” she said. Sebelius also fervently rebuked cyberbullying, which she described as “pretty invisible” and “even a scarier atmosphere for kids to be in.”
“The problem is getting worse in that regard. There are now ways bullies can go after kids and never be seen by anybody,” she said. Social networking and media certainly didn’t invent the tumult of being a teenager, but it does intensify it. Repulsive and cruel words that might have been barked in the hallway, within earshot of a dozen people, now can be posted or tweeted to hundreds on Facebook and Twitter. There are plenty of people who moan and complain about anti-bullying laws stretching too far and being too stern. I don’t think they’re far-reaching or tough enough. It’s unsettling and grim to even take measure of what victims of bullying have been driven to do, but we must recognize what is happening and counter it effectively. Earlier this month, the California State Senate passed “Seth’s Law,” which is a measure designed to limit anti-gay bullying in schools. Also, Facebook and Time Warner Inc. have launched an app called “Stop Bullying: Speak Up,” which offers resources on prevention and asks children and adults to take an online pledge to speak up if they see bullying. About four months before high school freshman Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide, he made an “It Gets Better” video and posted it on YouTube. In the video, Rodemeyer said, “That’s all you have to do. Just love yourself and you’re set. And I promise you, it’ll get better.” It is our duty to see that it does.
Associate Commentary Editor Ryan Gilbert is a 7thsemester journalism major. He can be reached at Ryan.Gilbert@UConn.edu.
Silicon Valley “Patent Wars” must be stopped
here is a war brewing in the U.S. right now. This war will not injure anyone, and it probably will not be in the news all that much. It does, however, have the ability to severely damage one of the most productive and important sectors of the American economy. This conflict By John Giardina involves the technology Staff Columnist companies of Silicon Valley using lawsuits over patent infringement to intimidate their rivals and halt the rise of new companies. The media has named these actions the “Patent Wars,” and something must be done to end them. For most of their existence, Silicon Valley and the technology sector have been the province of innovative start-ups and creative entrepreneurs. There are some large, powerful companies that have been around for a long time, such as Microsoft and IBM. But some of the biggest players in the field today, such as Google and Facebook, can be remembered as small, unknown companies run out of dorm rooms not that long ago. The growth model of the technology sector generally relies on creative individuals working
outside of any existing corporate structure. A culture such as this causes everyone involved, including the established companies, to constantly think outside the box and push the limits of their ingenuity to keep one step ahead of the competition. That is how it should be; the competitive spirit leading to better and cheaper products for consumers. Yet the “Patent Wars” threaten to end that creative spirit, which will lead to less innovation and more expensive products. Essentially, a “Patent War” is where a company amasses patents in an effort to be able to sue a competitor for patent infringement. In response, the other company amasses their own reserve of patents, which they can then use to threaten a retaliatory suit. The result is a kind of legal Cold War where companies stockpile patents instead of nuclear weapons. A recent example of this occurred this past August. Apple has attacked the Google developed Android smartphone operating system for quite some time now for patent infringement. In response, Google bought Motorola Mobility, a cell phone manufacturer with about 24,000 patents, for $12.5 billion. They then transferred
some of those patents to HTC, an Android-phone manufacturer that was under fire from Apple, in an effort to boost their ability to fight the Apple lawsuits. The outcome of this whole affair is the threat of more lawsuits and the loss of $12.5 billion that Google could have used to make better products and work toward actual innovation. It can be seen from this example of a fight between some of the world’s biggest technology companies that smaller start-ups would not stand a chance if they were targeted in lawsuits. This loss of productivity and innovation may be acceptable if the lawsuits were actually trying to correct real grievances concerning the companies’ intellectual property rights. However, these lawsuits are trying to do nothing of the sort. The nature of software patent laws makes the accepted patents vague and broad. A recent NPR report described one patent in an Apple-HTC lawsuit. Apple claims the patent protects links between different apps on Smartphones. The patent, however, is from 1995, when cell phones were still the size of a brick and certainly could not do anything that Apple says this patent protects. The patent is broad enough, that Apple has won the
first round of the lawsuits. Because this conflict is centered around the American legal system, the government can and should act to stop it. The laws must be changed to make software patents more specific and harder to obtain. As a concept, software lends itself more easily to copyright protection, like books and music, because software is more of an idea than an actual machine or device. The most recent iteration of President Barack Obama’s Jobs Plan calls for reforms to streamline the patent application system. Any reform must go further than that, however, and change the criteria on which patents are judged. The consequences of a failure to act will touch everyone, from the next person to buy an iPhone to the recently graduated software engineer trying to launch their own company. Patent law has a reputation for being a rather esoteric subject. In this case, however, the consequences of those laws could not be more important. The viability of one of the most vital American industries stands in the balance.
Staff Columnist John Giardina is a 3rdsemester MCB major. He can be reached at John.Giardina@UConn.edu
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Horoscopes To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Go ahead and get inspired by visionary artists. Set a lofty goal for yourself. Go over your resources, and pay attention to details. Take it slow, and enjoy. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Express a heartfelt message, and the love comes back magnified. Save up for something you’ve always wanted. Something works that you never thought would. Say “please” and “thank you.” Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Last night’s dreams set the stage for an intensely creative day. A fantasy’s achievable now through steady, focused action. Get help from an expert, and take it easy. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re luxuriously lovely and loving for the next two days. Light candles for yourself or someone else. Convey your gratitude, even as you rest quietly at home. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -Tackle a home improvement project. You’ve got the energy. Let a loved one teach you. Do the homework first, and then save a bundle by doing it yourself. Celebrate with a photo after.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- It’s up to you: What’s your intention? You can have whatever you’re willing to go for. Clean up a mess. Accept a lucrative new challenge. Study provides solutions. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to planting seeds and harvesting the fruits of your labor. Continue the good work. Feed the soil with delicious compost. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- A dream may very well come true now. Now’s a good time to journey with a friend. Rather than doing all the talking, listen intently. You discover something illuminating.
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UConn Classics: They Belong in a Museum. So Do You. Phil by Stephen Winchell and Ben Vigeant
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- If you feel like being alone, go ahead. If you feel like being social, let yourself play. Either way, others find you attractive. Indulge your curiosity. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Your career gets an ultra boost today. Your confidence looks good on you. Take advantage of your charm in the social arena to forward a project you really care about. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- You may be called upon for a leadership role now. Make sure to clear distractions from your schedule so you can accomplish what you set out to do.
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Merkel says Greek bailout terms may be changed
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted that the second Greek bailout package might have to be renegotiated amid increasing market speculation Wednesday that European leaders want to force private holders of Greek bonds to take bigger losses. Merkel didn’t rule out altering the terms to the €109 billion ($148 billion) package, saying the decision must be based on how Greece’s debt inspectors, the so-called troika, judge Athens’ recent austerity efforts. “So we must now wait for what the troika finds out and what it tells us: do we have to renegotiate or do we not have to renegotiate?” she said in an interview with Greece’s ERT television Tuesday night. Merkel added that she “cannot anticipate the result of the troika.” In another development, Finland’s government — which had threatened to pull out of a rescue plan for Greece — voted in Parliament on Wednesday to approve expanding the powers of the eurozone bailout fund and increasing Finland’s share in it. But Finland has not dropped its demand for guarantees, or collateral, for its share of any future eurozone loans. Greece was saved from default last year by an initial €110 billion bailout, and the planned second rescue package includes a voluntary participation by private bondholders, who agreed to write off about 20 percent on their Greek debt holdings. But many economists and analysts maintain that Greece — mired in a deep recession worsened by the same austerity measures implemented in return for bailout loans — must have its total debt reduced by as much as 50 percent if it is to have a chance of recovering. The Financial Times reported
An Afghan police officer, left, looks at a police vehicle damaged in a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Tuesday.
Violent incidents up 39 percent in Afghanistan AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of Greece, Georgios Papandreou, left, adress the media prior to a dinner at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday.
that as many as seven of the eurozone’s 17 members want the banks to take a bigger hit on their Greek bond holdings to allow this to happen. Citing unnamed senior European officials, the newspaper said Germany and the Netherlands are at the forefront of the calls for the private sector to take a bigger hit, with France and the European Central Bank said to be fiercely resisting the move. Greece “will not get back on its feet without a serious reduction in debt,” said Ottmar Issing, a former chief economist of the European Central Bank, who has served as an adviser to Merkel in the past. Athens needs to see its debt cut “at least 50 percent, probably more,” Issing was quoted by Germany’s Stern magazine. Germany’s banking association insisted there was no need to renegotiate the terms of the
second bailout package. Banks in Germany and France are among the biggest holders of Greek bonds. Greece’s international debt inspectors will return to Athens on Thursday after they suspended their review of the country’s finances early this month amid talk of budget shortfalls. Once the fact-finding mission has made its conclusions, the finance ministers of the eurozone will organize a special meeting in October to assess them. A positive review is required before the troika — the IMF, ECB and European Commission — can release the next batch of rescue loans Greece needs to avoid bankruptcy. In Athens, another 24-hour public transport strike left commuters struggling to reach work without buses, subway services, taxis or trams. Greeks have been outraged
Reporter claims unfair dismissal
LONDON (AP) — Two reporters who were fired from the British newspaper News of the World have filed unfair dismissal claims against Rupert Murdoch’s News International, officials said Wednesday. News International said Wednesday it “will vigorously contest the case” filed by former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck. A British employment tribunal filing showed that Thurlbeck’s claim was filed on Sept. 13. Thurlbeck is expected to claim he was fired for whistleblowing in the phone-hacking scandal that brought down his tabloid. A preliminary hearing will take place at the East London Tribunal Service center Friday. The British news agency Press Association reported that another former journalist at the tabloid, Ian Edmondson, has lodged a similar claim for unfair dismissal. A person familiar with the matter confirmed that
on condition of anonymity. Edmondson was arrested along with Thurlbeck in April on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages. Both have been released on bail pending further questioning. M u r d o c h ’s News International had long maintained that the eavesdropping was limited to a single rogue reporter, Clive Goodman, and the private investigator he was working with to break into voicemails of members of the royal household. But an email uncovered during legal proceedings seemed to cast doubt on that claim. It contained a transcript of an illegally obtained conversation, drawn up by a junior reporter and marked “for Neville” — an apparent reference to Thurlbeck. Murdoch decided to close News of the World in July as allegations piled up that the tabloid systematically intercepted private voice mail of
celebrities, politicians and crime victims. In a separate development, the Labour Party urged Murdoch’s son James to step down as the chairman of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC over the scandal. Pressure on the younger Murdoch intensified after former lieutenants contradicted his account of how much he knew about the scandal. Delegates at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Liverpool unanimously backed a call for his dismissal Friday. Union boss Len McCluskey, who put forward the motion, said his party “will no longer tolerate the corruption of decent values sadly witnessed in some quarters of our media in recent times.” News International did not immediately return a message seeking a reaction to the motion. BSkyB spokesman Robert Fraser declined comment.
by the announcement of new austerity measures — including pension cuts and a new property levy — after more than a year of spending cuts and tax hikes. Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos said he will be unable to pay the new emergency levy without selling property, and argued the country’s ability to pay additional taxes to cover budget gaps has been “exhausted for some time.” To help Greece and restore confidence in the euro, Jose Manuel Barroso, who heads the executive European Commission, said the 27-nation EU must develop a stronger central government. “If we do not move forward with more unification, we will suffer more fragmentation,” he told the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. “I think this is going to be a baptism of fire for a whole generation.”
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The monthly average of armed clashes, roadside bombings and other violence in Afghanistan is running 39 percent ahead of last year’s figure, U.N. reported Wednesday, with more complex suicide operations involving multiple bombers and gunmen. The statistics show that the intensity of the nearly decade-old war is growing, not abating, as the U.S. and other nations start to withdraw some forces with an eye toward pulling all combat troops out by the end of 2014. The Taliban’s resilience raises questions about whether the Afghan government and its Western allies have a solid grip on security — and whether the Afghan forces can ever secure the nation by themselves. NATO says it has made progress in taming the Taliban insurgency by routing its strongholds in the south. But the Taliban have hit back with several high-profile attacks in the capital and assassinations of government officials and senior Afghan leaders. In its quarterly report on Afghanistan, the U.N. said that as of the end of August, the average monthly number of incidents stood
at 2,108, up 39 percent over the same period a year earlier. It did not provide comparable data. The figures include insurgent attacks as well as assaults by NATO and Afghan forces on Taliban figures and positions. “Armed clashes and improvised explosive devices continued to constitute the majority of incidents,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his report. “The south and southeast of the country, particularly around the city of Kandahar, continued to be the focus of military activity and accounted for approximately two-thirds of the total security incidents.” The U.S.-led coalition said it disputes the U.N. figures and planned to hold a news conference Thursday to release its own statistics related to overall violence trends in Afghanistan. Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban insurgency, was where most of the 33,000 additional U.S. troops that President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan were deployed. The extra U.S. and other NATO forces succeeded in routing insurgents from their stronghold and now are trying to hold those areas in the south.
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Let the Latino youth learn
By Jason Wong Staff Writer The UConn Co-op hosted Jason Irizarry of his new book, “The Latinization of US Schools.” The reading was supplemented by a student panel consisting of three members, Debora Aquino, Brenda Rivera and Edward Laclaustra, of PRLACC’s Reading Club; Between the Lineas. Irizarry began the event by reading from the introduction of his book. In it, he stated that one of his primary personal challenges was that he would find it difficult to relate to the urban youth while he was ensconced in the “ivory tower.” The answer he came up with was a course on the “urban condition” with high school students. Unfortunately, he found that a majority of the Latino students believed that they were genetically predisposed to stupidity. While this was understandable given history, political figures and the views of modern society, Irizarry was still shocked. Building off of this, Irizarry spoke about how limiting our educational system is for Latino students. For one thing, he said, our current educational system is very much focused on Anglo-Saxon values and traditions, which Latino students feel forced to forgo in order to succeed academically. “Latinos just aren’t smart,” said one of his students. This sort of internalized oppression was very strong, Irizarry said. Even though Irizarry is himself a Latino with a doctorate, the Latino students he spoke to felt that as a whole, Latinos
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Wallys’ fried excellence
Johnny Appleseed’s features 14 varieties of apples spread across 60 acres as well as 11 varieties of peaches on 35 acres. Both offer free tractor rides on weekends. Picking one’s own apples is a cheap way for students to buy local food and enjoy the season. Next weekend Lauren Roddy, 4th-semester accounting major, will venture out to a local orchard. “I’m very excited to go apple-picking this weekend,” she said. “This is the perfect time because the apples are at their peak – they are huge, crisp, and full of flavor. I plan on buying a lot…and making apple crisp when I get home.”
Right next to Sgt. Pepperoni’s and below Thirsty Dog sits a space that I think might be cursed. Since my freshman year, I’ve seen at least three different restaurants occupy the location, but now, Wally’s Chicken Coop has taken on the challenge of running a successful munching station on campus. I ventured in on Saturday afternoon to ease my post-drinking stomach with some fried chicken. As soon as I walked in, the man behind the counter told me “I would love it here.” I certainly hoped so. The menu consists of – you guessed it – chicken products, from wraps and sandwiches to standard chicken finger meals (although I also have been told this place serves breakfast.) For $7.00, I got myself what was called a “Wally,” which is a bag of chicken “bits” with either onion rings, French fries, corn fritters or an interesting fried mashed potato creation called “puds.” I like fried things, and I really like mashed potatoes, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with that. Basically, whatever you ordered comes out of pre-packaged bags and gets dumped into the frylator, is crisped to greasy perfection, and then is poured back into its respective bag. The cook then asks you if you want the seasoning, which I have the sneaking suspicion might be Emeril spice. Whatever it is, it’s delicious, and if you choose not to get the seasoning you’re missing out. Let me say this now: Wally’s Chicken Coop is really, really good, and is exactly what college kids want when they stumble out of Thirsty’s looking for some cheap eats. When I dug into one of the puds, my mouth was greeted by a influx of salty, greasy, mashedpotato awesomeness. Be warned, however, that I was actually surprised by how salty the food was, and I am a huge proponent of salt. The chicken was pretty standard fried chicken, but it was definitely amplified by the special seasoning. This isn’t to say it isn’t really good, but when it comes to fried chicken, it’s hard to mess that up. Plus, something about eating my entire meal out of a bag makes me feel like I’m living the American Dream. All in all, Wally’s was an excellent experience and I’d definitely go back after a night at Thirsty Dog. The food is very, very greasy, though, so if you have a sensitive stomach you should stay away. If not, this is a great alternative to Wings Over Storrs and could give it a run for its money eventually. There are a few downsides to this place, however, which I think might need some adjusting if this place is going to make it. First off, we need to talk about the sauces. They offered us honey mustard, barbecue, and ketchup, but where’s the ranch? That seems like a really obvious choice, and I know they have it because it’s in one the wraps. We should be able to get it on the side. Speaking of the sauces, they really need to put more in the little containers. There wasn’t nearly enough honey mustard for the chicken, let alone the puds, and my container of ketchup was a joke. Also, the key component that this place needs to incorporate to thrive: they need to deliver. Any place that has passed the test of time (with the exception of Sarah’s Pockets) delivers, and people can’t really get here unless they’re coming from the bar or from Northwest. However, nobody’s going to want to walk when the winter hits, so they should definitely consider starting up a delivery service. Regardless of the downsides, give this place a try. It’s a nice change-up from the usual food superstars around campus, and they take debit and credit, which is huge for college students. Only time will tell if this will be the restaurant to break the curse.
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Jason Irizarry, an assistant professor in the Neag School of Education, gave a lecture about the obstacles that Lationo students face when trying to obtain a higher-level education. The talk took place at the Co-op, where Irizarry’s new book ‘The Latinization of US Schools’ is on sale.
were still intellectually inferior to whites. Irizarry then presented the audience with statistics that showed that Latinos were disproportionately represented in higher education, with less than half failing to complete high school, and less than 7 percent of the 11 million that go to college earning bachelor’s degrees. In contrast, white students
do three times better on average than Latino students. The entire book is written based on principles that youth are experts in their own lives (i.e. the oppressed understand their oppression best) and that the youth are not helpless or rebellious as traditionally viewed. In short, the book came about out of necessity; it critically analyzes commonplace school practices that
obstruct Latino students, with each chapter concluding with suggestions to improve. “I have him as a professor; it’s such a valuable thing to know as a future teacher in an urban area,” said Kara Ingalls, a secondary English education masters student. Concurring, Katie Dudzinski and Janice Nye, both masters students in the Reall Program, said, “It was
very empowering to hear as Windham teachers.” Jason Irizarry is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Neag School of Education as well as a Faculty Associate in the Institute for Puerto Rican and Latino Studies.
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Apple-picking season bursts into fruit
As the leaves turn golden and red, the apples in Connecticut orchards cluster brightly from tidy rows of trees. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the planet, brought pureed applesauce in squeezable tubes on his first space flight. You can do better. Pick your own fresh apples at a local orchard this fall and take part in a rich New England tradition. For students with car access, many of these orchards are less than a 30-minute scenic drive away. Wright’s Orchard in Tolland is a mere 15-minute drive from campus. The
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By Becky Radolf Staff Writer
The trees at Horse Listeners Orchard in Ashford are filled with glossy apples that are ready for picking. Santos de la Cruz, a resident of Willimantic, picked fruits at the orchard on Saturday.
By Louisa Owen Sonstroem Campus Correspondent
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orchard, planted on 10 acres of rolling countryside, features over 20 varieties of apples including the Macoun, a local favorite. Depending on the season, Wright’s also offers peaches, blueberries and pumpkins, as well as products in its gift shop. The orchard began in 1981 when Todd Wright, a recent graduate of UConn’s Ratcliff Hicks School of Agriculture, started cultivating the land. He and his wife Joyclyn now tend about 2,000 apple trees. “We’re a small orchard,” Wright said. “But we have a lot packed in.” Wright considered what distinguishes his orchard from other, larger ones in the area. “You know what we have?” he said. “We have quiet ambi-
ence.” Less than 20 minutes from campus, Horse Listeners Orchard offers over 25 varieties of apples. The orchard, previously Crooke’s Orchard, has been operating for over 40 years, and it spreads across 153 acres in scenic Ashford. Visitors can pick apples, check out the salesroom of locally made and grown products, and say hello to the horses and chickens who live at the orchard. Depending on the season there are also peaches, blueberries, nectarines, pears, and pumpkins available. Ruth Williams, orchard employee, said that Horse Listeners strives particularly to help children “to connect with nature and the earth.”
However, Williams emphasized that picking apples is an enjoyable, rewarding activity for everyone, and certainly for college students. “Buying local and buying fresh is important to everyone’s health and well-being,” she said. Furthermore, Williams said, apples are “real food that people like,” and “the ultimate in convenience is to pick an apple off the tree and eat it.” Other orchards in the area include Buell’s Orchard in Eastford (26 minutes from campus) and Johnny Appleseed’s Farm in Ellington (a 30-minute drive). Buell’s, an 80-acre orchard, emphasizes friendliness and even hosts a festival on Columbus Day weekend.
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1. “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum 2. “21,” Adele 3. “Tha Carter IV,” Lil Wayne 4. “1,” The Beatles 5. “Staind,” Staind 6. “Halfway to Heaven,” Brantley Gilbert 7. “Watch the Throne,” Jay Z, Kanye West 8. “Strange Mercy,” St. Vincent 9. “Dead Throne,” The Devil Wears Prada 10. “Torches,” Foster The People Week of Oct. 1, 2011
Upcoming Shows Toad's Place, New Haven 9/30 Cosmic Dust Bunnies 8:30 p.m., $12 Webster Theater, Hartford 9/30 Underground 6 p.m., $12 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, R.I. 9/30 Machine performs Pink Floyd 9:30 p.m., $20
The Sound Bite By Ronald Quiroga The SoundBite will provide you, the reader, with a wide variety of music news and content. Every Thursday, big names, events, tracks, albums, etc., will be listed in a convenient, pocket-size countdown. 4. Weeknd Remix -Enigmatic R&B modernists The Weeknd from Toronto have had a huge year with two acclaimed mixtapes released this year, and now a remix of Florence and the Machine’s “Shake It Out.” The track will be released on iTunes Oct. 2, but catch a listen now via Disco Naivete. It’ll make your day. 3. Feist album stream Broken Social Scene member, iPod soundtrack provider and one of the greatest voices in modern music, Feist, is releasing her third solo album “Metals” on Oct. 4. But right now, music blog “Consequence of Sound” has noted that her album is being streamed prior to its release. Listen for free, now!!! 2. Radiohead Everywhere! The seminal band was busy this past week running around the Northeast, as they performed both on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Colbert Report,” last Monday night. Radiohead played two songs off their latest album, “The King of Limbs,” on SNL and switched up the set list for “The Colbert Report” playing different songs from the same album. You can still catch up with some of the footage via Hulu for “SNL” and on “The Colbert Report’s” site. 1. RIP DJ Mehdi A great tragedy occurred earlier this month when French producer and Ed Banger staple, DJ Mehdi, was killed when the roof caved in at his home in Paris. The 34-year-old producer, who was prolific in the French electro scene, was celebrating his birthday with a friend when the incident happened.
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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform during “The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute the Troops” concert Dec. 3, 2010, at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego.
mistakes, instead of putting a recording company through them. Eventually, we got to the point where we needed the resources and the network of a bigger company. DC: Collaborations among artists are very popular nowadays. Are you considering doing any collaborations in the near future? GP: Any time and every time an artist comes up to me and offers a collaboration, I put it into consideration. This is a very big world, so I don’t keep myself in a box. DC: How has the success of your last album [“Grace Potter and the Nocturnals”] affected the outlook of the band? GP: More people know about us, but it’s not changing the way we look at music. It wasn’t an unexpected success. It didn’t hit us like a tidal wave or anything. DC: Do you prefer music festivals to concerts, or the other way around? GP: I love both atmospheres. I think that festivals create this incredible tension and bring collective inspiration to the table. Also, with playing shows, it’s great and beautiful to have an audience come specifically to see you. It’s a great opportunity, one that we don’t take lightly. DC: Do you prefer local shows to performances in big, urban arenas? GP: Each experience is different, I don’t have a preference. I just get excited about playing live. DC: Do you like that music is moving to an online medium, or do you get nostalgic about the old days of records and CDs. GP: I’m definitely an oldschool music appreciator. I still go to record stores, and I know many people who do. Vinyl is making a resurgence. Being able to hold and touch artwork, looking at a vinyl and dropping the needle into its groove, that’s really beautiful. You can’t get that online. But social networking and the
Internet is [are] real, so we try to balance it all. DC: Now that your tour is starting to wind down, are you already focusing on making new music? GP: I’m eager to get into the studio. DC: What is your creative process like? GP: Sometimes it involves the band, and sometimes I do it by myself. DC: Did you and the band already have chemistry when you got together, or did it take a while to sink in? GP: I think the chemistry was there. I think musicians create chemistry to a certain degree. We live with each other, tour with each other. That’s the most important part about chemistry. DC: Your next stop on the tour is in Vermont. Do you approach a home show any differently? GP: Not really. This time, it’s a bit different because we’re doing a benefit for the flood victims, since many people in Vermont were hit hard by Hurricane Irene. We want to come back to our home state and share the love. So there’s excitement and a little levity. This is about bringing it home and bringing hope to those who were affected. DC: What’s your advice for the college musician looking to find a break in the industry? GP: Don’t wait for a break. Go get your own [expletive] break. DC: Are you excited to come to Storrs? GP: My grandma was the biggest UConn fan in the world. I’m really, really excited to get there and I know my grandma will be very happy. She’ll be dancing in her grave. GP: Did you ever watch UConn basketball? GP: I watched UConn basketball as a kid. My grandma made me, but I learned to love it.
I thought he might provide some insight. After an awkward 3-minute exchange he asked why I called. “Have you heard the new Wilco album?” “Duh.” Of course. “What’d you think of it?”
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is playing at Jorgensen Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets will be on sale today and tomorrow during business hours, and right before the show as well. The Daily Campus had a chance to interview Potter over the phone about her successful album, chemistry with the band and being a fan of UConn basketball. The Daily Campus: How has being adept at multiple instruments provided you with more opportunities in the music world? Grace Potter: If I need to
play a show and the band’s not available, I can do it by myself. It helps with being taken seriously as a musician. I find that as a girl in the world of rock n’ roll, it’s easy to fall in the wayside. So when I get out there, I pick up as many instruments as I can. I also find that playing multiple instruments has allowed me to think of different ways to be a musician, especially while figuring out chord changes. DC: What are the benefits of releasing an independent album to releasing one of a label? GP: I think we outgrew all the advantages of being independent. We learned from our
By Julie Bartoli Senior Staff Writer When I was 17 I dated a Wilco fan. And when I say “Wilco fan,” I don’t mean he owned a couple albums. He had every LP, every imported cassette and enough Wilco merch to take up a landfill. He was obsessed. Despite my efforts to get the Wilco fan to listen to anything other than Wilco, he refused. Wilco’s discography was his soundtrack. He would defend any Wilco album into the ground, including the terrible ones (2009s “Wilco [The Album]”). Thus, one would assume the Wilco fan would worship the band’s eigth studio album “The Whole Love.” Ideally, it’s Wilco’s finest work since 2001s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot;” the very LP that landed them the nickname “The American Radiohead.” Released Sept. 27, the 12-track set musically encompasses nearly all of the band’s previous work. “Art of Almost” calls to mind
“A Ghost is Born.” The song kicks off with a sonic scrape that morphs into a loose melody driven by drummer Glenn Kotche’s uniquely crafted scratch/snare/bass motion. However, nothing following comes close to the piece’s enthralling experimental nature. “I Might” is a high-energy groove with nonsensical lyrics reminiscent of John Lennon post-LSD. The organ and xylophone give it that extra “Summerteeth” pop jangle. Tweedy’s delivery in “Open Mind” and “Born Alone” is so “No Depression” that it takes you back to when he was still a member of Uncle Tupelo. “Standing O” is a CostelloMeets-Bowie late ‘70s dance piece. The gnarled guitar in “Dawned on Me” is perfectly showy, without being overdone. At first, “The Whole Love” seems fantastically across-theboard, genre-hopping and skillful. But something is lacking. “The Whole Love” doesn’t play like an album; it sounds like a trip through Wilco’s discogra-
phy. The result is jarring. Tweedy’s lyrics have always walked a line between honest romance and random distance. There’s no need for the entire album to replicate that. It’s not an LP that winds down or picks up; it’s a series of peaks and val-
leys that never fully resolve themselves and don’t seem to connect on any level whatsoever. “The Whole Love” doesn’t come off as an album; it plays like a collection of singles. Don’t get me wrong– they’re all fantastic singles. But they don’t fit together. I consulted the Wilco fan because
“I thought it was fantastic.” “It’s a little unfocused.” I felt like I’d just won the lottery. “So you agree?” He shamefully admitted, “’The Whole Love’ just doesn’t leave me feeling entirely… whole.”
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Elton John is returning to Las Vegas for a three-year headlining gig at Caesars Palace. The five-time Grammy winner was set to perform Wednesday night for the first of 16 shows scheduled through October, the first performances of a new show titled “The Million Dollar Piano.” The remainder of the shows during the three-year run have not yet been announced.
John says it’s named for the instrument he’ll play during the show – a piano that took manufacturer Yamaha four years to build. “It’s going to surprise a lot of people,” John said of the instrument earlier this year as the show was announced. “This isn’t like the old days,” John said of the new show. “It’s going to be certainly different from anything you’ve seen from me before, as was ‘The Red Piano,’”
his previous show at Caesars. His return comes more than two years after that five-year stint that ended in 2009. The run was originally planned for three years but was extended because of demand. “The Red Piano” included risque imagery – with high-tech videos and large, inflatable props – plus the hits John has become known for during a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. Jason Gastwirth, senior vice
president of entertainment for casino owner Caesars Entertainment Corp., believes John’s run could be extended again. “I think it’s very possible, both on duration and number of shows,” Gastwirth said. “There’s been such a large appetite by his fans to come see the show.” John is one of music’s most decorated stars, known for songs including “Candle in the Wind,” ‘’Rocket Man” and “Bennie and the Jets.”
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The country conundrum
Tractors, shotguns, cheating spouses, pick-up trucks and whisky: Country music is always about the so-called white trash of America, isn’t it? Not according to best-selling artist Garth Brooks, who said, “True country music is honesty, sincerity and real life to the hilt.” The fact of the matter is nonSoutherners have stereotyped country to the point that it’s been shamed from being a cherished genre of music. On the East coast, we are devoted to defiant rap and garage rock.West Coasters are infatuated with witty hip-hop and grassroots indie. And folk is adored everywhere in between. But down South, country is the definitive form of music, and rightfully so. I too had revolted against country for a long time. Rascal Flats and Brad Paisley turned me away from the genre with their nasally voices and trivial lyrics. It took me a while to discover real country. I had to go back to the ‘60s, when country took over the radio with the help of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell. Cash was one of the first musicians to become a country star. His rumbling voice could have made him a great front man for a four-piece band, but he chose to become a practitioner of rockabilly, the bluegrass and folk version of rock n’ roll. Songs like “I Walk the Line” and “Jackson” made Cash popular. Songs such as “Ring of Fire” and “Man in Black” made him legendary. The themes of morality, courage and tragedy were prevalent in the majority of his songs. Those motifs went on to become the keystones for country music. Although Nelson, however, contributed a rival to morality with the inception of his own music. Nelson is the kind of country singer who rejects a 10-gallon cowboy hat for a bandana. His style is purely country, but his philosophy is consistent with the hippie culture of the ‘60s. He effectively balances songs about blue-collar workers with songs about legalizing marijuana. Most importantly, he defies the tobacco-chewing, stallion-riding stereotype that most people imagine when they see the words “country” and “singer” together in the same sentence. I’m not trying to say that country lacks a nation-wide fan base. Shania Twain and Tim McGraw had their hay-days once. Recent Hollywood movies like “Country Strong” and “Crazy Heart” did well in box offices, while their soundtracks claimed top spots on the music billboard lists. Plus, this past summer people flocked to Taylor Swift and Keith Urban concerts in Connecticut. Yet the idea of country music still generates disgust among the general population, despite its part in our national identity. Country is inherent and unique to America. Rock n’ roll was born and raised in Britain. Reggae is a derivative of South American and island music. Country, on the other hand, is a pure product of the American spirit. It arrived with the steel guitar and the fiddle and has evolved to include accordions, banjos, drums, pianos, mandolins and harmonicas as well. More importantly, country music is inspired by the economic and emotional hardships that are hidden within the vibrant fields and tranquil farms of America’s heartland.
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Freshman rapper floods album with creative beats and skillful melodies By Holly Wonneberger Campus Correspondent J. Cole’s long-awaited first studio album, “Cole World: The Sideline Story” finally dropped yesterday, delivering nothing short of complete satisfaction for his fans. With very noticeable influences from other Roc Nation acts like Jay-Z and Drake, Cole succeeds in living up to the standards of the label. J. Cole takes a refreshingly traditional approach to production, contrasting other recent rap releases like “Watch the Throne” and “Tha Carter IV,” returning to more consistent, lower-lying beats rather than over-the-
top sampling and completely free-standing feels from track to track. Cole’s rapping and vocal abilities are undoubtedly the centerpiece of the album, and do not fail to entertain. Throughout the album his tracks feature unique piano lines and gracefully syncopated drum lines. This continuity adds to the successful cohesive concept of the album, in a stunningly compelling way. Setting the tone with the first track “Dollar and a Dream III,” Cole introduces his controlling theme of rags to riches, common on rap albums, and introduces himself as a serious artist. The following two tracks “Can’t Get Enough” and “Lights Please” feature funky
instrumentals and incredibly dynamic beats. From the get-go, he shows himself as not only a clever and skillful rapper, but a very promising producer. Reminiscent of some of Kanye West’s more playful beats, J. Cole succeeds in contrasting between his more serious and easier-listening tracks. Post“Interlude” comes the first of the title tracks, “Sideline Story.” A thematic turning point for the album, the song returns to simple piano lines over more complex drummachine beats. Another high point on the album, the tempo climax, “Mr. Nice Watch,” definitely exhibits Cole’s production skills, as well as Jay-Z’s flawless rapping abilities on one of the only “party tracks” of the album. Following is a bit of a low point on the album, “Cole World.” This track features a highly unique beat under relatively lacking rhymes compared to the rest of the album. Toward
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the end of the album, Cole gets gutsier in the development of the idea behind the album. The track “Lost Ones” devotes over four minutes to talking about abortion, and “Never Told” talks down infidelity (not the most stereotypical approach in rap music). J. Cole gets a bit touchier on “Nothing Lasts Forever,” again bringing back the simple piano lines under syncopated drum beats and featuring very “nineties R&B” female vocals.
Cole finishes his album on a strong note with “Daddy’s Little Girl,” one of the more distinct songs on the album, leaving the listener with the taste of a sweet funk beat and even unique use of woodwind instrumentals. The track seems to successfully summarize the emotional roller coaster Cole takes his listeners on, while still leaving them with a sense of ultimate satisfaction. Overall, J. Cole has outdone himself in producing and per-
forming one of the best-organized and focused rap albums to drop in months. Well worth the wait, “Cole World: The Sideline Story” delivers in both production and vocals. It is more than safe to say, J. Cole has definitely established himself as a promising big-time rapper, and we can expect to see more great things from him in the future.
UK tabloid paid spies for scoops
LONDON (AP) – No one suspected the secretary. Efficient, well-dressed and well-liked, Sue Harris was at the heart of the Sunday People, the smallest of Britain’s weekly tabloids. She booked flights, reserved accommodation, and tallied expenses for the populist paper’s dozen or so fulltime reporters. These journalists implicitly trusted the petite, 40-something south Londoner who’d spent most if not all of her working life at the tabloid. Maybe they shouldn’t have. In 1995 Harris was dismissed over an allegation that she’d been feeding her paper’s juiciest scoops to the Piers Morganedited News of the World, betraying her co-workers for a weekly payoff of 250 pounds – then worth about $375. Although People journalists had long believed there was a traitor in their midst, they were shocked when Harris was exposed. “Everybody knew there was a mole,” said a former senior journalist with the People. “We never thought the person we were looking for was her.” The journalist, who was there when Harris was fired, was among three former colleagues who recounted her story to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because they still work in the media industry. Harris’ alleged spying on behalf of the News of the World wasn’t unique, an AP investigation has found. Interviews with three more former journalists and published accounts suggest that Rupert Murdoch’s flagship Sunday tabloid engaged in a pattern of payoffs aimed at rival newspaper employees. The News of the World was closed in July as evidence of illegal conduct there became inescapable. Although accusations that the paper hacked into phones and corrupted police officers to win scoops have been widely aired, the paper’s efforts to subvert rival newspaper employees have seen less attention. American investigators are already examining whether the News of the World’s parent company, New York-based News Corp., broke U.S. anti-corruption laws by bribing British officials. Legal experts now say that payments made to rival journalists could make it more difficult for the media conglomerate to defend itself against any potential prosecution. The corporate espionage campaign also calls into question the ethics of Morgan, who edited the News of the World between 1994 and 1995 and who once boasted that having rivals on his payroll meant that he and his colleagues “always know exactly what our competitors are doing.”
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Spank Rock defies social propriety Metal band redefines
By Zarrin Ahmed Campus Correspondent Relatively quiet since his 2006 release of “YoYoYoYoYo,” Naeem Juwan, better known as Spank Rock, is back with “Everything is Boring and Everyone Is A F***ing Liar.” The lengthy-titled album is a
For those unfamiliar with the artist, Spank Rock comes from the wall-sweating, pipe-bursting, hip-grinding basements of the Baltimore Bass movement. Along with production partner Alex XXXChange Epton, Spank Rock crafted a groundbreaking debut album “YoYoYoYoYo” that many credit as the beginnings of the electro/rap move-
through dim, sweaty basement parties. The first song “Ta-Da” starts the album off slow and sensual with Spank Rock’s breathy rhymes and picks up with “Nasty” starring Big Freesia’s New Orleans bounce and hyped drums. And then there’s “Car Song” featuring Santigold – the best track on the album, in my honest opin-
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product of collaboration with XXXChange, Boys Noize, N.E.R.D./The Neptune’s Pharrell, N.A.S.A’s Sam Spiegel and Chris Rockwell. It also features Philly dance queen Santigold and New Orleans MC Big Freedia. It dropped Sept. 27, hitting the indie dance-rap stratosphere.
ment. Spank Rock is notorious for putting on some of the raunchiest, booty-shaking live shows in the world and remains one of the most enigmatic and electrifying performers in music today. In his sophomore album “Everything,” Spank Rock undertakes a mission to reinvent late-night, sex-driven trips
ion. What makes it shine is Santigold’s breezy hooks combined with Spank Rock’s quicktongued and witty lyrics. Add an energetic electro vibe and you have an instant party bumper (I can only imagine how crazy it would be in a concert). The album follows with “Birfday” and “#1 Hit” which
keep up with the same tempo and gritty genre as the earlier songs. But the rock-inspired upbeat drum and electric patterns in “The Dance” shows Spank Rock’s versatility. The two songs that I dislike the most on the album are “Turn It Off” because of its offbeat, repetitive hook and “DTF DADT” because of its excess overdrive. The songs don’t take away from Spank Rock’s inventiveness, but lack compared to the others on the album. “Baby” is simply a good tribute to a tortured Prince, and the album closed with a pretty mellowed out “Energy.” It’s tracks like “Race Riot,” “Hot Potato” and “Cool S#@!” that remind us why Spank Rock is an ace rapper. Realizing the talent and creativity Spank Rock carries, I give “Everything” a 7.5 out of 10 stars. Some songs were straight up annoying while others I kept on repeat multiple times. Spank Rock’s ingenuity and duality are so amazing though. He goes from namechecking scholar Cornel West to rapping about dry humping over a speaker cabinet. The record definitely portrays what’s on Spank Rock’s mind: sex, dancing, partying, war and sex.
In new X-Men relaunch, a new headmaster makes his debut
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In finding a new teacher to replace the X-Men's venerated Professor X, writer Jason Aaron has found a not so suitable substitute that's bound to have readers of Marvel Comics' upcoming "Wolverine & the X-Men" series doing a double take. Or even a triple take, given that the new headmaster has three razor-sharp claws that "snikkt!" from both his hands at the mere hint of danger. Wolverine is heading up the Jean Grey School for Higher
Learning that will not only educate young mutants, but hone their powers, too. He's being helped by Kitty Pryde, Iceman and Beast, among others. "We're getting to see Wolverine in a position we've never seen him in before," Aaron said, noting that Wolverine has always been one more prone to violence and fisticuffs first than asking questions. "We're certainly a little bit uncomfortable, but I think it still makes sense with the way
things have been going in the X-universe." And what's been going on has not been pretty after Wolverine saw his tenuous partnership and shaky friendship with longtime X-Men leader Cyclops shattered in the recent five-issue "X-Men: Schism" that Aaron wrote. The two have had bad blood between them for decades. The fact that they both loved Jean Grey, the original Marvel Girl who went onto become the omnipotent Phoenix, only added to that simmering resentment
genre with intensity
By Aaron Burstein Campus Correspondent With the release of Rwake’s hotly anticipated, fifth full-length album “Rest” – their first since 2007 – the band once again asserts itself as one of the best sludge metal acts today. As a matter of fact, it might just be their best work to date. Despite their adherence to atmosphere and a strong post-rock tradition, “Rest” is an incredibly savage metal album that will please fans of aggressive metal, as well as those who are primarily interested in some of metal’s more intricate aspects. “Rest” has the heavy, hardhitting style of sludge, but it doesn’t get too mired down in the trudging atmosphere of the genre. The tracks are all layered and complex, and the longer run times (most are upwards of eight minutes) allow for some interesting melody changes. Despite the fact that Rwake is a sludge band, “Rest” actually draws a variety of influences from other metal subgenres – most notably thrash and black metal. And of course, there’s
and mistrust which boiled over this summer. The rift created in that story was so profound that Marvel halted "The Uncanny X-Men" with issue 544, opting to replace it with "Wolverine & The X-Men" next month along with "Uncanny X-Men" in November. Nick Lowe, who edited the previous series and Marvel's current X-Men titles, said the logic of dividing the teams will become apparent as both series get under way.
“An Invisible Thread” features loose, jazzy drumming with a spastic, math-rock-influenced element. However, the flow is maintained via some truly brilliant guitar riffs. If metal is riffs, Rwake rules the genre with an iron fist. The guitar work on “Rest” is nothing short of exceptional. The guitar lines are as evil as they get, and the solos are absolutely maniacal. However, nothing is ever outside the boundaries of good taste. Rwake may have some mighty technical chops, but they do a good job at reining in any moments of potential overindulgence. On top of it all, add in some retro horror movie bits and you have yourself some pretty heavy stuff. Now, there’s definitely been a somewhat staggering number of seemingly unrelated stylistic choices that have been described, but fear not, dear listener. Rwake’s intensity and devotion to atmosphere make “Rest” a remarkably cohesive experience, despite the amalgamation of sounds. And Rwake has always been, first and foremost, a sludge band. Crushing
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plenty of beautiful, post-rockstyle soundscaping to contrast the album’s aggression. It’s also important to mention the excellent rhythm of the band’s work. By bridging the gap between fast-paced, more punkinfluenced sludge and intense, doom-based sludge, Rwake creates a level of rhythmic variety that is a rare treat within the genre. This characteristic is best represented in their epic closer “Was Only a Dream,” which features soaring verse sections spiked with blasts of hardcore fury. On the other side of the coin,
riffs and roaring vocals are always at the forefront and help hold the album together. So here’s the big question: Is “Rest” the best metal album of the year? The answer: Yeah, probably. Everything about it simply feels right; the guitar, the drums, the vocals. It all locks perfectly into place. There’s never any point in which the energy diminishes, even during the more low-key segments. Rwake is a band that knows how to pack a punch, and “Rest” is an undeniable knockout.
Guard describes room where Jackson was found
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The last days of Michael Jackson's life were filled with the adulation of fans, a rehearsal performance onlookers described as amazing and intense preparations for his big comeback in London. In good spirits, Jackson chatted with well-wishers outside his home and at the Staples Center where he practiced songs and dance routines before he returned home. Then, things took a tragic turn, according to Michael Amir Williams, who testified Wednesday in the trial of the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the superstar's death. Williams, who had gone with him to the rehearsal and had dropped Jackson at home, said he got a frantic call the next day from Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. "He said, 'Get here right away. Mr. Jackson had a bad reaction.' He said, 'Get someone up here right away,'" Williams told the jury. A security guard, Faheem Muhammad, testified that he arrived at Jackson's bedroom to find Murray sweating and nervous, leaning over Jackson and trying to revive him. He said that Jackson's two older children, Paris and Prince, were in shock, and that Paris fell to the ground, curled up and weeping. Moments later, Muhammad said, he heard Murray ask if anyone knew CPR. The testimony on the second day of the trial helped shed light on what Murray did and didn't do after he found Jackson unconscious in June 2009. Murray, 58, has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison and would have to relinquish his medical license. On June 24, 2009, the day before Jackson's death, Murray was in negotiations to join Jackson on his tour as his personal physician, testified lawyer Kathy Jorrie of concert giant AEG Live. She said she was gathering information for an insurance company to make sure Jackson was in good health and could be insured.
Choreographer Kenny Ortega testifies for the prosecution in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray at Superior Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death.
"Dr. Murray told me repeatedly that Michael Jackson was perfectly healthy, in excellent condition. Don't worry about it. He's great," she recalled. Jorrie said Murray had added to his contract a provision for a CPR machine when they got to London for the highly touted show that would include 50 concerts over nine months. "He needed to be sure if something went wrong he would have such a machine available," she said. "He also told me it was customary." Murray signed the contract, which would give him $150,000 a month, and faxed it to her that night, she said. Jackson, however, would never get to sign it. In the late afternoon of June 24, Williams, Jackson's person-
al assistant, said he arranged for a car and accompanied his boss to Staples Center for a key rehearsal. He said Jackson was in good spirits and had the car stop at the gate so he could roll down the window and chat with fans who were always camped there. "He would make sure we stopped, stick out his hand, anything to show his fans he loved them," he said. Williams managed to watch Jackson on stage. "I was an employee but I was a fan first," he said. "I would try to sneak in to watch him. I was working constantly, but I was able to see him perform a little." How was his performance, asked Deputy District Attorney David Walgren. "Personally, I thought it was amazing," Williams said.
"I thought it was the best thing in the world. He had told me he didn't go 100 per cent for the rehearsal. It was about 40 per cent. But I thought it was great." They returned to Jackson's rented Holmby Hills mansion after that, stopping at the gate again. "He was in good spirits," Williams said. "He wanted to stop and say, 'Hi.' He even had some conversation with the fans." Outside the house, parked in its usual spot, was Murray's car. Williams brought in gifts that had been given to Jackson and said good night. Williams checked out with the security staff and went home. The next day at 12:13 p.m. his cell phone rang. There was a message from Murray.
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Ray Allen catches up with The Daily Campus before his lecture
By Matt McDonough Sports Editor
out, I had proven I could play on the level of college and dominate, and play on a high level in college. Until you get to the NBA, you Last week, former UConn star never know. People ask me quesRay Allen, now a member of tions about how successful Kemba the Boston Celtics, gave a a free can be. Everybody knows he can lecture at the Jorgensen Center play, but the NBA is different. for Performing Arts. The Daily Once you get there, you don’t just Campus, along with a few other get there and say, ‘You’re going media outlets, was lucky enough to be good in the NBA.’ You have to catch up with Allen before he to really work at it and you have went on stage. Here are some more time on your hands to. I love highlights of his press conference. the fact that [Drummond’s] here The Associated because he’s learnPress: What is this ing every day what team going to look it takes to manage like? his time, manage his Ray Allen: I said body better, to eat, to it last week, I feel get to class on time, like the teams I’ve so that’s going to get seen in the past, it’s him NBA ready. probably one of the The Hartford deepest teams I’ve Courant: What seen. I like Shabazz makes you like [Napier]. I know Shabazz? a lot of people RA: When I see A multi-part series talk about Kemba him playing every [Walker] being day I come up, gone, but I believe he has great floor Shabazz will step up. I don’t awareness, he’s a great passer, he expect Shabazz to do what Kemba can shoot the ball, he’s tough, he’s did, but I do have great hope with not afraid to get in there, get down Jeremy [Lamb], especially, mov- low. So he’s definitely a floor gening forward because he showed a eral out there. lot of greatness freshman year so Courant: Talk about his leadI know he’s only going to get bet- ership. ter. Roscoe [Smith], all those guys Allen: He and I spoke briefly compete every day we play down after everybody played today, and there. I just see so much growth I asked him what he saw from his coming over the next couple years. teammates and I told him what I The bigs, they’re bigger down low. saw so he could have an idea movYou have some guys that can shoot ing forward, some of the things the ball. I believe once things start he can help with, being a leader going, they’re going to really be on the team… Point guards are pretty good. They are young, but in a tough position because they they were young last year.” see nothing behind them, so you AP: Is Andre [Drummond] need the bigs behind you to really NBA ready? quarterback you. So that’s really RA: Is he NBA ready? something he needs to demand Honestly, I don’t think anybody’s attention from his bigs and if he NBA ready. Even when I came gets that, we’ll be pretty good.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Prescott: Diamondbacks have some weak points in their lineup that need to be addressed. from WHO, page 14 Brendon: While Kennedy has had an amazing season and the rotation appears promising, I cannot help but focus on some serious weak points in the Diamondbacks’ game. Arizona is ranked 10th in runs scored and 18th in batting average on the season. The Yankees on the other hand are ranked 2nd in runs scored and 7th in batting average. Also, despite Arizona’s decent pitching, they do not have lights out closer Mariano Rivera, who is very capable of handling the pressure of the World Series, being on winning Yankees teams in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009. On top of this the Diamondbacks still only have the 13th best team ERA in baseball compared to the Yankees 10th. Carmine: It’s not surprising that the Yankees have such impressive starts seeing as they have essentially purchased an all-star team, but the Diamondbacks have comparable statistics for a quarter of the Yankees payroll as well as many overlooked stats, which can be a key difference maker. The Diamondbacks are ranked 10th in quality starts and 11th in WHIP compared to the Yankees rankings of 18th and 19th respectively. The Diamondbacks have also committed fewer errors, have a slightly better fielding percentage and have allowed less stolen bases than the Yankees; all of these categories are very significant because all it takes is one error or one stolen base can be the difference between a win and a loss. Brendon: These are all facts but you also have to look at it from the Yankees perspective. The Yanks are second in on base percentage which is extremely important in the scheme of scoring runs. Payroll does not matter in this scenario. The money the Yankee players are paid is
meant to enforce them to get the job done, which is what they have been doing since their franchise began. With power hitters like Robinson Cano, who has 41 home runs on the season and a batting average of .305, and Mark Teixeira, who has 37 homers on the season, the Yankees look poised to overcome their slight inefficiencies. Also the Diamondbacks still have little World Series experience. Carmine: October is a magical month for sports fans and if there is anything we have come to learn about post season baseball it is that anything can happen. The eight teams that have made it to the post season are the eight best teams in the league and they are all back to 0-0. The Diamondbacks are a very talented and powerful team that has discovered themselves streaking at the right time. Anything can happen. Take all the history and throw that out the window because any team can win this and the D-Backs have the right combination of talented players, whom are poised to make another magical run. Although the Yankees may have 27 rings, it was an Arizona team back in 2001 who kept them from being at 28 rings and it will be a 2011 Arizona squad that will keep them from their 28th ring. Brendon: The playoffs are going to be wild this year there is no doubt about it. A lot of what is going to happen relies on sheer luck. Statistically speaking, the Yankees have had the most skill and the most luck during the span of their franchise. There is never a definite outcome to any event but if one were to use numbers to accurately predict who will win, that person would have to go with the Yankees. I cannot see a better team to count on in playoff situations. Therefore I believe that the Yankees will win the World Series once again come this October.
AP: What’s your feeling on the situation with the Big East, and do you see UConn ending up in the ACC? RA: That’s a hard pill for me to swallow, just knowing that the Big East has been… one of the best conferences in college basketball for many decades, before I came to the Big East, when I was in it and even after I was gone… So traditionally speaking, I look at it and think, ‘I can’t see UConn without the Big East next to its name.’ At the same time, our allegiances are to the University of Connecticut and whatever we can do to improve this program, because we have to stay on par with the other schools around the country, because we do feel like we’re the standard by which college basketball should be measured, men’s and women’s basketball. The Daily Campus: When you went here, did you foresee UConn being one of the best, top six or seven programs with three national championships, as well as when you left? RA: When I left, we hadn’t won anything. We had won Big East titles, but I was always disappointed that Coach [Jim Calhoun] hadn’t gotten the respect hat he deserved. So I knew it was just a matter of time, because we had the talent. We had the talent even when I was here and we had talented teams before I got here. You just have to keep pushing forward. We have three up on the wall right now so nothing’s stopping us right now from getting more.” DC: What did you say to Rajon Rondo after UConn beat Kentucky in the Final Four. RA: Nothing. I didn’t have to.
Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen, right, speaks to reporters backstage prior to an engagement at his alma mater, the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.
There's beauty in the breakdown By William Penfield MLB Columnist Losing is tough. Not making the playoffs is even tougher. Trying to stay focused when your team is bankrupt and has seemingly nothing left to play for, well that’s probably the toughest situation, and one no professional team should ever have to face. Unfortunately, this is the hardship the Los Angeles Dodgers have attempted to overcome all season, and admittedly they have handled it about as gracefully as possible. Stories like that of the Dodgers, whose owner, Frank McCourt, has turned into Mark Cuban’s evil brother by drawing as much attention as possible from the team, rarely have bright spots. Redemption is scarce. Yet in the face of adversity, the Dodgers have redefined the odds thanks to two integral players: center fielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Clayton Kershaw. When thinking about the Dodgers, there is no question as to what drives the team. Offensively, the team is led by superstar Matt Kemp. Representing the yin to Kemp’s yang is Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw. Both individuals have surmounted the difficulty of being on a financially riddled, under-talented team and managed to deliver MVP-type performances. Starting with Kemp, the Dodgers’ 27-yearold center fielder, the statistics are nothing short of amazing. Over the course of the season, Kemp has accumulated 38 home runs
and 124 runs batted in, both of which lead the National League. Kemp ranks second in slugging percentage at a robust .584. In addition to his power numbers, Kemp also boasts a superb .324 average, third best in the NL with two games remaining. Equally impressive is how Kemp has dominated the base paths, stealing 40 bags while getting caught only 11 times. Kemp also leads the NL in runs, amassing 114 over the course of the season. On top of demonstrating offensive excellence, Kemp has a fielding percentage of .986 and has committed a mere five errors in 158 games. However, perhaps the most telling statistic of Kemp’s season is the possibility of what he still can accomplish: the opportunity to be the first player since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown, arguably one of the greatest feats possible in baseball. Likewise, and more realistically, Kemp has an opportunity to reach a 40/40 season, only two elusive home runs stand in Kemp’s way of history. If time is money, then Kemp is quickly running out of money. However, unlike the Dodgers, he isn’t broke just yet. All in all, with or without reaching either of the historical feats, Kemp’s season is one for the history books. Moving from the batter’s box to the pitcher’s mound, credit is due to Kemp’s partner in crime, Clayton Kershaw. The unquestioned ace of the Dodgers’ staff, Kershaw has blossomed into a full-blown superstar. In a season where anyone not named Justin
Verlander rarely makes noise in the pitching conversation, Kershaw’s performance has helped to buck the trend. Thanks in part to a strong stretch of outings over the past month, Kershaw achieved the pitcher’s version of the Triple Crown by leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Specifically, Kershaw finished the season with 21 wins, a 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts. And at 0.98, Kershaw also ranks first in WHIP. Further demonstrating his dominance, Kershaw held opponents to a .207 batting average against. Beyond his monopoly on leading the league in the major statistical categories, Kershaw’s impact on the Dodgers is vivid due to his ability to keep the team in games. Pitching complete games across the season combined with a total of 233.1 innings, Kershaw’s ability to stay in games has helped keep the Dodgers competitive. At a salary of only $500,000 for the 2011 season, Kershaw was arguably the league’s best value player. Without question, his salary will leap in the coming years, but expect Kershaw’s value to only increase with time. All in all, in the midst of injuries, a lack of talent and bankruptcy, the Dodgers have saved face and managed to post a laudable .500 record for the season. Although the team has not completely escaped its financial troubles, it can breathe easy knowing its future, resting firmly on the shoulders of Kemp and Kershaw, is promising.
Callahan: Things are getting awfully crazy in the world of sports from THE, page 14 So take a look around. Not only are we not in Kansas anymore, it’s quite possible we’re nowhere near planet earth. Up is down and down is up. Years of torment are now blossoming into prolonged moments of bliss. Yet this isn’t even the half of it. We’ve learned that in roughly 26 months Pittsburgh, PA will be considered a part of the Atlantic coast. Syracuse, NY will be too. Although Google Maps and geography professors everywhere would beg to differ by a good 300400 miles. Even before then, we were
told that Texas Christian University would be referred to as “East” from now on. East of what? I’m not sure. However, I would be willing to bet that more than half the country is in the same boat. Speaking of boats, every January certain CEOs, athletic directors and college football coaches go on lavish, six-figure cruises with their spouses for free. This, of course, all occurring as the athletes, who make all this possible with their blood, sweat and tears, sit at home without a single dollar in their pockets. Elsewhere, the average price of a ticket to go see a Patriots
game has jacked up to $256. Seven years ago, it was $75. Four other NFL teams belong to the $200+ average ticket club, which by the way meets weekly to ponder what in the world the term “recession” means. Finally, there’s a league right now that can’t afford to set prices like that, let alone sell tickets at all. Why? Well, they’ve locked out the likes of Kobe, LeBron, Dirk and all the other players who might now go overseas. Why’s that? Because the poor owners spent millions more than they should have and need it back. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
So, while Dorothy may have been able to escape Munchkinland with a couple clicks of some fancy red slippers, you and I have no such escape from the madness of the sports world today. Though with some brains, a bit of heart and a handful of courage, I think we can all manage. Then again, who the hell knows? I’ll see you in February when the Lions and Bills play for Super Bowl XLVI and the World Series champion Tigers are out there for the coin toss. Cheers.
Chloe Hunnable was named Big East Player of the Week last week from UCONN, page 14 With just under two minutes to go in the first half, UConn would tack on its third goal of the game. A cross from Bolles to Chloe Hunnable enabled the freshman to score her fourth goal in the past two games and eighth
of the season. Hunnable was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week last week. The Huskies outshot the Minutewomen 16-2 in the first half to mount the 3-0 advantage going into the break. UMass would battle back and
score a goal of their own on a penalty corner to start the second-half, but UConn quickly erased that with a penalty corner of their own to extend the lead to 4-1 – which would ultimately stand as the final score. The Huskies fourth goal was scored on a powerful wrist shot by Anne Juete, her third of
the season. “We had really good energy before the game,” said Bolles, who accredited the team’s energy to the fact that UMass upset the Huskies last season, as well as playing under the lights.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
TWO Thursday, September 29, 2011
Oct. 15 South Florida TBA
Oct. 26 Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Nov. 5 Syracuse TBA
“Use one word to describe this year’s Boston Red Sox team.”
» That’s what he said
» QUICK HITS
Chris Gimenez being congratulated by a teammate.
» Pic of the day
Women’s Soccer (4-4-2) Oct. 7 Oct. 9 South Marquette Florida 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 DePaul 2 p.m.
Oct. 14 Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Field Hockey (8-1) Oct. 1 Louisville Noon
Oct. 2 Yale 2 p.m.
Oct. 7 Georgetown 3 p.m.
Oct. 9 Virginia 11 a.m.
Oct. Princeton 2 p.m.
Oct. 4 Hartford 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 South Florida 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 Fordham 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 Quinnipiac All Day
Oct. 9 Quinnipiac All Day
Oct. 12 Bryant 2 p.m.
Volleyball (8-7) Oct. 1 Marquette 2 p.m.
Oct. 2 Syracuse 2 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Oct. 3 Hartford 3 p.m.
Oct. 7 Quinnipiac All Day
Women’s Tennis Oct. 2 UMass 2 p.m.
Oct. 7 Bowdoin College 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 Bryant 2 p.m.
Oct. 15 New England’s All Day
Oct. 16 New England’s All Day
Men’s Cross Country Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 New England Conn. College CCSU Mini Champ. Champ. Meet TBA TBA TBA
Oct. 29 Big East Champ. TBA
Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Women’s Cross Country Oct. 8 New England’s TBA
Oct. 15 Conn. College TBA
Oct. 21 CCSU Mini Meet TBA
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Chelsea’s coach, Andre Villas-Boas from Portugal, gestures to his players during the team’s Group E Champions League soccer match against Valencia.
Men’s soccer team reaches No. 1 By Mac Cerullo Managing Editor
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Men’s Soccer (10-0-0) Oct. 1 Louisville 7 p.m.
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– Riley Bouchard, 5th-semester Kinesiology major.
-Seattle Mariners’ Chris Gimenez on playing the team’s opening game in Japan.
Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Oct. 8 West Virginia Noon
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“I love it. Personally I think it’s a great opportunity.”
Football (2-2) Oct. 1 Western Michigan 3:30 p.m.
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The UConn men’s soccer team took over the top spot in the polls this week, jumping Maryland to become the No. 1 team in the country. The Huskies were bolstered by wins over No. 10 Boston College and No. 12 St. John’s, while Maryland, now ranked No. 3, stumbled against unranked Seton Hall on Sept. 20, playing the Pirates to a scoreless tie. This weekend features two critical games between Top 10 teams. First, No. 3 Maryland will earn a shot at redemption when it faces No. 2 Creighton at home. Both Maryland (9-01) and Creighton (8-0-0) are undefeated, and each received first-place votes in the NSCAA Coaches Poll. Then, on Saturday, No. 1 UConn (9-0-0) will face No. 8 Louisville (6-2-0) on the road. The Cardinals were ranked No. 1 earlier in the year, but dropped after losing 2-1 to No. 5 North Carolina, and then again in their last game on Saturday against No. 11 Notre Dame by a score of 1-0. Tuesday night, the Huskies avoided a major setback against Yale thanks to the last-minute heroics of senior defender Nickardo Blake, who scored his first goal of the season with only 1:01 left to play in the game. On the other side of the pitch, freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake has now gone 587:45 without allowing a goal. In that span of time, he’s recorded six consecutive shutouts. For his performance over the past week, he was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Week on Tuesday. Looking ahead to this weekend’s football game, starting cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson will not be playing after having sprained his MCL against Buffalo. Redshirt senior Gary Wilburn will start in his place. Coach Paul Pasqualoni said that Wreh-Wilson injured his knee late in the first half, and that he expects him to be out for “a couple of weeks.” After the field hockey team manhandled Providence College this past Saturday, freshman forward Chloe Hunnable was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week after she recorded a hat trick in the game. Hunnable is now the team’s leading scorer with seven goals and 16 points, and she is the first freshman to record a hat trick since Anna Jeute pulled the trick last season.
McEntee separated himself from pack
By Willy Penfield Staff Writer
After going 12 of 21 for 213 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 17-3 victory over Buffalo, coach Paul Pasqualoni thinks Johnny McEntee has separated himself in the quarterback battle. “There’s no question that he stepped up last week,” Pasqualoni said. “We had to win the game throwing the ball. He did a very good job. He’s clearly moved ahead.” McEntee credits some of his success to wide receiver, Nick Williams—who hauled in two passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. “Nick is like a little Wes Welker,” McEntee said. “He can make those big plays. He is a little small but he makes up for it with his shifty-ness.” Now that McEntee has the support of his head coach and offensive coordinator, he can focus on going out, playing and not worrying about getting benched after a bad throw. “Here is a kid who is a walkon, never played, never did anything and was just a scout guy hanging around,” offensive coordinator George DeLeone said. “All of a sudden, he is a starting quarterback. Next thing you know he has had two tough outings. Now the kid
could have shriveled up and gone home. Instead, the kid worked his tail off. I saw it in him. He was focused.” Wreh-Wilson Out with Knee Injury One of the four captains on the UConn team, Blidi WrehWilson, suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and will be sidelined when the Huskies play Western Michigan on Saturday. “This is an unfortunate deal for Blidi for the next few weeks but with that, it’s an opportunity for Gary,” Pasqualoni said. He is referring to Gary Wilburn, who will start in WrehWilson’s spot at corner until he is healthy. “I think that, personally, Gary Wilburn is one of the best athletes on this team,” Pasqualoni said. “He needs to step up. He needs to play. He’s totally capable of playing that position.” The red shirt senior is more than ready to step in for Wreh-Wilson and help his team win games. “It’s a great opportunity for me,” Wilburn said. “I consider myself an experience player. Last year I played nickel almost every game. I am ready for Saturday.” Running game needs to improve. Lyle McCombs started the season hot with two consec-
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UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee drops back to pass against Iowa State on Friday night, Sept. 16.
utive games of 100-plus yards, but has slowed lately, failing to reach the 70-yard mark in each of the Huskies’ past two games. The coaches feel as though the running game will get back to where it was after the Huskies fix a few issues. “It’s a combination of three things,” DeLeone said. “First,
our opponents have not respected the pass game and dares us to throw. Two, our offensive line has to play better. Three, we’ve got to be more creative and try to find unique ways to the ball into these run committed structures.”
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
UCONN BEATS LOCAL RIVAL
The Wizard of Odd
Field hockey defeats Minutewomen 4-1
By Peter Logue Staff Writer
Andrew Callahan Lions and Tigers and Bills. Wait…what? Folks, the sports world today is in pure bedlam. There is a tornado of chaos sweeping across fields, courts and baseball diamonds everywhere. It’s destroying all common sense, accepted truths and things that we’ve taken for granted in recent years. Things have gotten a little crazy. For instance, we all knew about the Detroit Lions: the lowly franchise forever fated to losing seasons; the sadsack team getting thrown annually to the real lions of the NFL on Thanksgiving Day; The bottom dwellers of the NFC North buried further down than Jimmy Hoffa must be. Well, not anymore. Today these cats are one of the three undefeated teams left standing in the NFL. Playoffs in their future? Don’t laugh. They’re balanced, dangerous and have already shown the resiliency to come back, even from 20 points down. Not to mention that if you happen to disagree, Ndamukong Suh will be happy to pay the fine for kicking your ass well after the whistle. Next, we used to know that the Buffalo Bills will never rank far behind the Lions for most incompetent franchise. From poor management to shoddy tackling, the Bills will never succeed while in the old, wrinkly, purple hands of 92-yearold owner Ralph Wilson. They always try hard, but fail harder. And don’t even bring up beating the Patriots. As of last Sunday you can scratch all those off—the bumbling Bills are one of the other NFL unbeatens. They also shredded the Pats a few days ago during an outrageous comeback that currently has Buffalonians partying like it’s… well like Buffalonians never partied before. Switching over to the diamond, where we once held that the lowly Detroit Tigers, owners of one horrific 119-loss season and just three AL pennants since World War II, would never make noise in a postseason race. Ha! Since the Indians realized in July that they had as much business competing for a playoff spot as I do running a hair and nail salon, Detroit’s taken the reins of the AL Central. Now, if they’re able to get two starts from Justin Verlander in a fivegame series, the wild card round will breeze by as fast as one of
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The No. 4 UConn field hockey team hosted regional rival UMass on Wednesday night and rolled to a 4-1 win. The Huskies were sparked by Marie Elena Bolles, who scored a goal and tacked on a pair of assists. The game was UConn’s first night game of the season, which contributed to a quick start on the offensive end for the Huskies. They maintained control of the ball throughout the early stages of the game and first struck 6:51 into the first half when a long kick save by goalie Sarah Mansfield started a twoon-one breakaway for Ali Blankmeyer and Bolles. Blankmeyer received a pass from Bolles, and after an impressive hesitation move gave her a free look at the net, she was able to bury the shot and give UConn a 1-0 advantage. Bolles would get back in the action again when she cleaned up a tussle around the front of the net at the 13:05 mark for her fifth goal of the season. The sophomore leads the team with a total of 20 points. “Marie Elena is one of the fastest players in the country,” said coach Nancy Stevens. “We recruited her mainly for her speed. She was a 400-meter runner in high school and that track speed is difficult for defenses to cope with. She creates scoring opportunities because she can get behind defenses.”
Senior Ali Blankmeyer takes on a UMass defender during the Huskies’ 4-1 win over the Minutewomen Wednesday night. The win brings the Huskies’ record to 8-1 on the season.
» CHLOE, page 11
Huskies continue trend of playing well at home
By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer
against nationally ranked opponents and highly ranked opponents,” said head coach Nancy Stevens, who is in her The old adage “there is no 22nd season with the Huskies. place like home” was originally “Last year we beat Princeton made popular by the “Wizard here 4-2, so it is not a padded of Oz,” which has held true stat in any way because we are both on the big screen beating highly ranked and in the world of teams here.” sports. Although no “We practice here one is clicking his or every day, so it is her ruby red slippers very comfortable for together and trying to us,” said senior back get back to Kansas, Kim Krzyk. “Our the UConn field hockfield is basically ey team has been livbrand new, so it is ing by this belief for to play here. The » Notebook nice the last few years. field is so smooth.” Since 2006, “It’s a good atmothe Huskies have been 57-5 sphere. It’s right in the middle when playing at the George of campus and you get to listen J. Sherman Family Complex. to your warm up tape and that That means that, on average pumps you up,” Krzyk said. over the last five years, the It is a blanket statement to Huskies will only lose one game say that when a team plays at per year at home. During that home, it has home field advanstretch, the Huskies have a win- tage. The team plays in front ning percentage of .919 when of its crowd and on its field, playing on their home field. which is what the players are “What is exciting is that a accustomed to. However, in lot of those wins have come field hockey, having the best
» FIELD HOCKEY
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field actually benefits the better team, according to Stevens. “I think most teams are better at home than on the road, and we have a beautiful facility,” Stevens said. “I have to say, in our sport if you’re playing on one of the best fields in the country, the best team is going to win, and if you play on a field that is of very poor quality, it is an equalizer. So I think that’s part of our success. “We have one of the best facilities in the country,” Stevens added. “We play on astro turf 12, we have six water cannons and I think it helps the best team win. On the road, sometimes the quality of the field is not that great.” After beating the University of Massachusetts 4-1 last night, their 57th home victory in the last five years, the Huskies will look to continue their strong play at home against Big East opponent Louisville this Saturday at noon.
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Freshman midfielder Chrissy Davidson handles the ball, with opposition from a Minutewomen defender, during Wednesday night’s match-up.
Who is going to win this year’s World Series? Diamondbacks By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer Since the Mets won it 1986, no overall No. 1 seed in the National League has gone on to win the World Series. With that stat in mind, it makes the legitimacy of a No. 1 seeding seem worthless in the playoffs. The Major League playoffs are like the beginning of a new season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking like the darkhorse team that will surprise baseball fans and experts alike. The Diamondbacks have a strong combination of solid pitching, well-rounded offense and strong defense. Will the D-Backs take it this year...
Carmine: The Arizona Diamondbacks are surging, and are doing so at the right time. In September alone the Diamondbacks have gone 16-8. In 11 of those 24 games, they have scored five runs or more and are 3-0 in games which have gone into extra innings. The pitching has been strong lately with a lot of quality starts and good relief from the pen, they’re scoring runs and the defense is solid. They look like a team that could make a magical playoff run. Brendon: History has shown that the New York Yankees know what it takes to reach baseball immortality. With more experience and championships than any other team in baseball, the Yankees are poised to add one more. The Yanks top the standings in the American League, while the Diamondbacks have the worst firs- place record out of all NL Division Champions. With
pitching ace CC Sabathia heading into the playoffs with a 3.00 ERA on the season and standouts Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia keeping the major run scoring at bay, there is no way other teams can outscore the powerhouse lineup of veterans on offense. Carmine: I will admit that the Yankees are one of the most historic franchises in all of sports, but if you want to battle with history look what happened in 2001 when the Diamondbacks beat the Yankees. Records mean nothing in the playoffs because everyone is back to 0-0. Sabathia is a great pitcher, but his season pales in comparison to Ian Kennedy, who has 21 wins and an ERA of 2.88. They have a strong rotation, and you only really need three starters in the playoffs.
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By Brendon Prescott Campus Correspondent
The New York Yankees, since its inception, has been the most dominant team in Major League Baseball, winning 27 World Championships. Now in 2011, the Bronx Bombers once again look to hold their title as best team in baseball. Veterans Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera intend to prove their prowess once again, as the stage is set for another Yankees playoff run. Despite strong teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks on the National League side, the Yanks have always been known for overcoming the odds. That should not change this year.
...or will the Yanks get some payback on 2001?