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Friday, September 9, 2011
September 11 Edition
Mothers reflect on departed Huskies
Mother’s eagle By Nicholas Rondinone News Editor
Eleanor Gillette recalled the 600 guests who attended her son’s funeral procession at a church in Woodbury. Her son, Evan Gillette, a graduate of the class of 1983, lost his life in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. She said the church was filled to capacity with guests from around the country, and guests even filled the basement just to be in attendance. One guest never came inside. “We walk out of the church, there, flying in a big circle over and over and over again, was an eagle. About an hour later, after the service, folks that were downtown said that eagle was flying over and over and over in circles above the church,” said Mrs. Gillette. Evan, 40, grew up in Woodbury, graduated from Nonnewaug High School and was active as an Eagle Scout. To her, Evan was an eagle. “He was very intellectual; a quiet, intellectual eagle who did a lot for the town.” Evan began his collegiate career at the University of Maine at Orono, where he studied business for more than two years before transferring to the University of Connecticut. Mrs. Gillette said he transferred to be closer to home and his friends. An education at the University of Connecticut opened up an opportunity for a graduate degree from University of New Haven in Business Administration. “He was great at what he did and UConn gave him a heck of an education,” Mrs. Gillette said. After graduating from University of New Haven with an M.B.A., he worked in Waterbury and Washington D.C. before leaving for Wall Street. “He had a wonderful job [in D.C.] and was dealing with Wall Street a lot in his job and they beckoned,” Gillette said. “One day he said to me on the phone, ‘Mom I’ve promoted myself to Wall Street.’.” He took a job with Sandler O’Neill and Partners, located in the South Tower, and worked there a number of years, Mrs. Gillette said. Evan lived in the Upper East Side of New York City, but his passion for history drew him back to Connecticut. Mrs. Gillette said about five years before Evan passed away, he began to research the Gillette family tree. Despite the rigors of his job
By Joe Adinolfi Senior Staff Writer The last time Patricia Schielke saw her son Sean was on her husband Kenneth Schielke’s birthday, a week before the tragedy. He drove back to Southbury from New York City to wish his father a happy birthday in person, and for a present, gave him a shirt and a package of roasted cashews purchased at a street vendor in the city. A week later, Sean was working on the 105th floor of the North Tower when, at 8:46 a.m., the first plane struck. Mrs. Schielke, said she remembers that morning with uncommon clarity. “It was funny because naturally, everyone knows it was a Tuesday, and it was beautiful out,” Schielke said. “And then my son [Kenneth Schielke Jr.] called from work and told us that a plane had hit the World Trade Center.” “We turned on the news and saw that the towers had been hit,” she continued. Sean, 27, worked as an international bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald. He died along with about 600 of his co-workers. Mrs. Schielke said her husband and brother immediately assumed that Sean would not be found among the survivors – but his mother kept the faith. “I couldn’t believe that he had died,” Mrs. Schielke said. “But both his brother and father thought that he had no chance. I was in denial for a couple of weeks.” Sean’s twin brother Brandon immediately found a flight back to Connecticut from Florida – with
as a vice president at Sandler O’Neill and Partners, Evan made the time every month or so to come home and continue his research. One breakthrough came when he found the Russell Family Cemetery. Mrs. Gillette said Evan’s grandmother was part of the Russell Family, who settled in the Woodbury area long ago. His other breakthrough would take him to the top of Canaan Mountain and a small subsection of the town of Canaan called Falls Village, far into the north western corner of the state. Mrs. Gillette said Evan found the Gillette Family Cemetery covered with brush and overgrown grass down a sparsely populated dirt road, untouched for years with more than 30 stones dating back to the 1800s. “When he discovered it, he would come home from Manhattan, come to Woodbury, get his fathers tools, weedwacker and lawn mower, for months and months he would go up to the cemetery to clear the overgrowth,” Mrs. Gillette said. “When the town found out there was a cemetery there, the historical society put a sign on the fence saying Gillette cemetery.” But Evan was at work in the company’s office on the 104th floor in the South Tower when the plane struck at 9:03 a.m. that September morning in 2001. His body was found completely intact two days later, Mrs. Gillette added, His watch was still on his wrist and his shoes were still tied. His mother had her son’s ashes separated, and they were put to rest with family – the family Evan found. After the events of Sept. 11, some of Evan’s remains became the first laid to rest in the small Gillette family cemetery in more than 150 years. The rest of Evan’s remains were laid to rest alongside other family in the Russell Cemetery. Mrs. Gillette said she and her late husband, Earl Gillette, were grooming and decorating the Gillette family cemetery some time after the funeral when a man – one of the two residents on the lonely mountain road stopped by the cemetery. Mrs. Gillette said he introduced himself and said he worked in Manhattan, lived in Westport and got away to the quiet mountain road. When he asked what Mrs. Gillette and her husband were doing they showed him their son’s gravestone and told the man a little about their son. A look of shock came over the man’s face when he found out
Evan used to work for Sandler O’Neill and Partners. The man said he was a partner in a law firm in Manhattan and Sandler O’Neill and Partners was one of their clients. “He said, ‘Now what are the odds, my best friend, one of the (Sanders O’Neill and Partners) partners was killed and what are the odds one of their employees is buried next to my property’,” Mrs. Gillette said. She used to love to go to Manhattan but since Evan passed she said has not been able to go, despite numerous invitations to attend ceremonies and memorials. Sept. 11 comes around every year and she spends it thinking about Evan. “Missing him is how I have spent the past 10 years, staying at home, living a normal life, missing him terrible,” Mrs. Gillette said. But this year, she accepted an invite from Sandler O’Neill and Partners. “The partners are coming in and opening their office on Sunday for those who will be around,” Mrs. Gillette said. “For a firm that went through so much hell and lost 90 to 95 percent of their employees, to open their office on a Sunday, that is pretty nice of them.” An ecumenical service is being held at Nonnewaug High School, but Mrs. Gillette said she would
the help of some sympathetic airline and law enforcement officials – and traveled to New York to search for his brother. He accompanied Sean’s girlfriend, Sarah Christie, searching through hospital burn units for any sign of him, staying at the couple’s apartment, where Christie had moved in with Sean about five months earlier. They were also joined by some of Sean’s friends. Neither Christie nor Brandon could be reached for comment. Christie and Sean had been dating for four years and, according to Mrs. Schielke, they planned to get married. Mrs. Schielke said that Christie has remained close with the family, and that she got married in July. “She has stayed very, very, very close to us. It’s a joy that she has found someone to love,” Mrs. Schielke said. Mrs. Schielke said Brandon was devastated by the loss of his brother. “They say that you lose part of yourself,” Mrs. Schielke said. “They were identical and they never had been separated ‘till they went to college.” “They were down there three or four days and they kind of realized that we weren’t going to find him,” Mrs. Schielke said. The Schielke’s immediately began planning a memorial service, which was held during the last week of September. The New York City Coroner’s Office located Sean’s remains using DNA testing, and turned them over to his family in May 2002. They had another ceremony held at their local fire department, and deposited Sean’s ashes in his grave. Sean had always wanted to
live in New York City. Before starting at Cantor Fitzgerald, he worked at Donaldson, Roughton and Jeanneret, another New York City bond trading firm. When he was hired by Cantor Fitzgerald, Mrs. Schielke said, he was ecstatic. “He always wanted to go to the city he aways wanted to live there and he did with his girlfriend. That was what he wanted to do,” Schielke said. “He had a lot of drive, and a lot of ambition and he enjoyed the hustle and bustle. And, he enjoyed the money.” Sean graduated from UConn in 1996 with a degree in political science. He was a fervent UConn fan. He was a triathlete at Pomperaug High School, where he ran cross-country and was a member of the track and basketball teams. He enjoyed playing piano and graduated from Pomperaug in the spring of 1992. He continued to play intramural basketball at UConn. According to Sean’s obituary, published in The New York Times on March 10, 2002, he enjoyed playing foosball and was a trivia buff who knew every answer on Jeopardy! The Schielke’s were angered and disheartened by the loss of their son, but supporting the troops has helped bring them a degree of solace. “We’re so grateful for everything they’ve done,” Mrs. Schielke said. “We feel the joy when the soldiers come home and we feel the pain when the families loves a loved one.” On Sunday, the Schielkes plan to attend a memorial service at Sherwood Island State Park for all Connecticut families who have lost loved ones in the war on terrorism.
‘We’ve been crying these last 10 years’
By Amy Schellenbaum Associate News Editor
This time of year, Doris Monyak’s home is quiet. The television screens stare blankly, grayed and hushed. There is no scratchy babble of the radio or distant murmurings of television jingles or weather forecasts. There is no prattling of news pundits, no greetings from anchors, no analysts, no “experts” and no photomontages. In her home, there is no coverage of the event that killed her daughter, UConn alumna Cheryl Monyak. “I know it’s big news and all, but when you actually see the tower burning and you know she was there – it’s like living it all again,” Mrs. Monyak said. This year, like the eight years previous, Mrs. Monyak doesn’t want to risk seeing or hearing about the day two jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center. On Sept. 11, 2001, the jetliner servicing American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the floor her daughter worked on as a vice president at Marsh
Family of loved ones lost leave roses at a memorial during a service marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Thursday.
Hoping and waiting By Nicholas Rondinone News Editor Scott O’Brien, a graduate of the class of 1983, never worked inside the World Trade Center. His mother, Lois O’Brien, recalled he was there for a trade show. When the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Mrs. O’Brien wasn’t aware he was even there. She said she received a call from her daughter who said she should call Scott because he worked on Broad Street But she never reached him. Scott, a regional salesman for Slam Dunk Networks, was at a trade show on the 106th floor of North Tower of the World Trade Center that morning. Mrs. O’Brien said she called her daughter-in-law after she could not reach Scott. Her daughter-in-law, Kelly Hayes, had brought their two kids to school that morning, traditionally something Scott had done, and so she could not be reached immediately. “She called me later because I left calls on her phone,” said Mrs. O’Brien. “She broke the news to me and said he was in the World Trade Center for the trade show and that was the first I heard.” Scott J. O’Brien grew up in New Britain, graduated from New Britain High School and was accepted into the University of Connecticut. He graduated from UConn in
and McLennan. “She went into work that morning – they were working on a big project,” Mrs. Monyak said. “She was always early. She got in early and was prepared for the day. Then everything happened.” At approximately 8:46 that morning, the first of two Boeing 767 planes hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The crash directly decimated floors 93-99 of the North Tower, all of which were operated by Marsh and McLennan, where Cheryl, 43, worked, dealing with risk insurance around the world. “She was a great business woman, and I know she was respected by the people she worked with,” Mrs. Monyak said. “She was a great gal – very intelligent and very outgoing.” Mrs. Monyak was shopping at Target the morning of the attacks. “You know, there was a TV section. I heard this woman say, ‘Oh my God,’” Mrs. Monyak said. The image of the Twin Towers and the surrounding steel-colored clouds of smoke and debris played across dozens of screens in the discount retail store. “[The woman in Target] said that was the World Trade Center and I knew that’s where Cheryl worked,” Mrs. Monyak said. Nobody working for Marsh and McLennan on those floors survived; Cheryl was one of 295 Marsh employees that died that day. Mrs. Monyak said she was able to meet the families of other victims. “Through the business world and everything, she made a lot of friends over the years. She worked with great people,” said Mrs. Monyak. According to the New York Times “Portraits of Grief,” Cheryl’s friend Martha Ambros described her as a “magic person.” Friends served champagne and dessert at the memorial service to celebrate the life of the woman who made sure a bowl of M&Ms was placed in the middle of the boardroom table, according to the article. When things got heated in a meeting, she would reach across the table and grab some M&Ms to diffuse the tension. “She did great in the business world, but she was never a snob. She was…an everyday person.
She had a lot of common sense,” said Mrs. Monyak. “She was intelligent and willing to try anything. She was very quick at adapting to things.” According to a Daily Campus article published in 2002, Cheryl was a Resident Assistant at UConn. One day, some students stole a pig from the agricultural side of campus and let it loose in the dorm hallway. According to the story, instead of getting angry, Cheryl laughed it off. “Nothing bothered her, not even things like that,” Cheryl’s father Joseph Monyak told Daily Campus reporter Jennifer Babulsky. Cheryl graduated from UConn with her Bachelor’s Degree in business administration in 1979 and got her M.B.A. from UConn in 1981. “She learned some good things from UConn,” said Mrs. Monyak. “She got along with her women professors… [Cheryl] got to be a strong woman.” In January 2001, the day before Mrs. Monyak’s birthday, the Connecticut police informed the couple they had found Cheryl’s body. Cheryl’s remains are “back home” in New Hartford. Mrs. Monyak is not traveling to New York City for any memorial services. “We’re not going to New York because we have her here. I know a lot of parents, husbands, wives who probably never got the body back of their loved ones but…I have no desire to go down. It will be like reliving the whole thing,” Mrs. Monyak said. Before she took her job at Marsh and McLennan, Cheryl was living in California working for The Travelers Companies and later Universal Studios. But the east coast called her home and she accepted a job offer as an executive at the New York City-based insurance company. She lived in Brooklyn, New York and then in Greenwich. Cheryl has a scholarship in her name, the New Hartford Knights of Columbus Cheryl Ann Monyak Scholarship. Cheryl is survived by her mother, her brother Michael, his wife Theresa and their daughters Corinne and Miranda. “We’ve been crying these last 10 years,” Mrs. Monyak said.
1983 with a degree in computer science and business information, Mrs. O’Brien said. Mrs. O’Brien said The University of Connecticut helped shape Scott’s life. “He loved it there and he met his wife there,” Mrs. O’Brien said. “It meant a lot to him, he enjoyed UConn very much.” But the relationships he forged stand out when Mrs. O’Brien talks about her son’s experience. “His friends are from all over the country now and they were all there for his memorial service,” Mrs. O’Brien said. “They still keep in touch with me; that’s a great group of friends from UConn.” After graduation, Scott took a sales job at Micronosis in Danbury, but Mrs. O’Brien said he later was transferred to the company’s New York office. “He worked there for a few years,” Mrs. O’Brien said. “Oh god, the headhunters were always after him.” He left Micronosis Inc. to take a job at Sun Microsystems Inc., where he worked for quite a while. But Scott had a passion to work for small businesses; he wanted to get in on the start. “So he wanted to get in on the ground floor. In the end he was working for some people who opened up Slam Dunk Networks,” Mrs. O’Brien said. “That’s where he was working on Sept. 11.” Three weeks before the attacks, Scott, his wife Kelly, and their two young children Liam and Chloe moved into a brownstone in Brooklyn that Mrs. O’Brien said, “they had just bought, gutted and done over.” The morning of the attack Scott could not bring Liam and Chloe into school because he had to go into work early for the trade show, Mrs. O’Brein said. While Kelly brought the
kids to school Scott was on the 106th floor of the North Tower. He was in Window on the World at 8:46 a.m. when the plane hit. While waiting to hear from Kelly that morning, Mrs. O’Brien said she watched the events unfold on the television. “I notified my daughter and my son,” Mrs. O’Brien said. “They are both teachers, they were here in a matter of an hour. We spent the morning hoping and waiting.” As the 10th anniversary approaches Mrs. O’Brien is left in disbelief. “I cant believe its been ten years, it seems like it all just happened,” Mrs. O’Brien said. Some of Scott’s family tried going down to Manhattan for the anniversary for a couple of years but Mrs. O’Brien said they gave up because it was much too much for them. She said they plan to spend the 10th anniversary the same way they have spent it for many years, attending the memorial service in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The governor invites the family, along with those who lost loved ones in the attacks, every year and Mrs. O’Brien said it means a lot to the family to go down there. “It is such a lovely scene, that’s where all the people gathered from the area because they could see the buildings,” Mrs. O’Brien said. “It’s just a beautiful view and they have a beautiful monument with the peoples’ names there.” Mrs. O’Brien said Scott’s children entered their first year of college this fall; Liam, 19, attends George Washington University and Chloe, 17, attends Champlain College.
Nicholas.Rondinone@uconn.edu Amy.Schellenbaum@uconn.edu Joseph.Adinolfi@uconn.edu
Volume CXVIII No. 9
Study Abroad Fair provides insight, resources By Amanda Farley Campus Correspondent
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN “Leave Me A Sign,” a poem by Sadie Doyle in memory of Orio J. Palmer FOCUS/ page 7
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Students interested in studying abroad were surrounded by proposals to study worldwide at Thursday’s Study Abroad Fair in Rome Ballroom - from business in Spain, to communication in London, to nursing in Cape Town. “I cannot come up with an adjective that can describe how cool it was,” said John Dearborn, a 5thsemester political science major. Dearborn traveled to London last summer for six weeks. “There is just so much to do - you can even go to the pub that Charles Dickens drank at,” Dearborn said. “Students are the best promoters for study abroad,” said Erin Beecher of the Office of Global Programs-Study Abroad. From a prospective student’s point of view, the idea of studying abroad is an opportunity to learn new things and open oneself to new cultures around the world. “I would love to experience the
culture and language of a different environment and to meet new and interesting people,” said Kristin Caceres, a 5th-semester psychology major. “Basically, students choose to study abroad for the cultural and academic experiences,” Beecher said.
“A myth about studying abroad is that it is unaffordable.” Erin Beecher Office of Global Programs - Study Abroad Some of the main concerns that students have with the idea of studying abroad are money and graduate requirements.
“A myth about studying abroad is that it is unaffordable. Two things students usually worry about is finances and their credits being transferred back to UConn so they can graduate on time,” Beecher said. On the Study Abroad website, there are resources to learn how to pay for a semester abroad. There are also plenty of scholarships as well as financial aid available. Students have many options that they can choose from. They can study in the Fall or Spring semesters, or they can even study during their winter or summer breaks. To get a better understanding of the vast opportunities waiting for them, students should go on the study abroad website at http://studyabroad. uconn.edu or go to the Office of Global Programs-Study Abroad in the Center for Undergraduate Education or the CUE Building in room 303.
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Students browse for various study abroad opportunities in the Rome Ballroom on Thursday evening.
Storrs gas station stays open after Irene COMMODORE COMMOTION UConn football team travels to Vanderbilt SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: SEPT. 11 SHOULD BE A UNIFYING, RESPECTFUL DAY Anniversary of terrorist attacks should not pass without recognition. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: IN TYLER CLEMENTI’S NJ DORM TENSIONS WERE HIGH Court documents show internet postings by Clementi and roommate. NEWS/ page 2
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By Ronald Quiroga Campus Correspondent Students were presented with post-Irene on Monday, and for Samantha Wilson of Baltimore, MD, that meant she needed to board a plane leaving Bradley International airport; one that she had to rebook twice. She left three hours early, anticipating traffic and post-Irene mayhem. Wilson and her ride stopped to fill up the tank before continuing on to the airport. At the Mobil gas station at 1659 Storrs Road, dozens of vehicles fought to be the next to fill up. Tensions were high. Cars skimmed each other’s bumpers as drivers frantically jerked their SUV’s back-andforth, attempting to squeeze into shrinking spaces. But as the chaos ensued outside, the station property manager Christine BanGuilder felt at ease because of the preparatory steps taken days prior to the storm and the influx of move-in weekend. “We had products packed in for the weekend,” said
Vehicles line up to fill their tanks at the only gas station catering to cars and trucks opens in Buxton, N.C., Monday, Aug. 29, following Hurricane Irene.
BanGuilder. “My boss, June Brian was around for Gloria in the ‘80s.” The Mobil gas station was able to maintain power throughout the weekend, defying both the constant waves of parents,
students, university employees and residents, but also one of the most ominous storms in recent memory. “We lost power Monday night and got it back Wednesday afternoon,” said BanGuilder. “We expected to
lose power.” Although the gas station lost power for over 36 hours, they managed to keep the store’s doors open. “We didn’t lose business but we weren’t pumping gas,” said BanGuilder. The constant flow of students moving in was the number one priority of the station. But even after losing power, panic never settled in. “We didn’t feel pressure because most people moved in on Friday and Saturday,” said BanGuilder. BanGuilder and the 1659 Storrs Mobil gasoline station were not the only ones to lose power throughout Connecticut. Besides the thousands of people statewide who lost power and water, almost 500 gasoline stations were shut down because of the storm according to David Chu, director of member services for the Independent Petroleum Association of Connecticut. “I would say about one-third of all the stations in the state lost power,” said Chu. Although the
Chief Financial Officer Richard Gray and Provost Peter Nicholls confirmed plans to move forward with a 2.4 percent increase in tuition in a town hall meeting at the Konover Auditorium The meeting, which was streamed at the Avery Point, Stamford and Law School campuses, was intended to give the university community a more up-to-date look at where UConn stands financially, how decreases in state and federal funding will affect the university, and what the administration is doing to ensure students continue to receive a quality education. The University Board of Trustees has sole authority over Storrs campus and UConn Health Center budgets, due to legislation passed in the 1990s that also provided them with the ability to appropriate state block grants among other things. Gray
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Chief Financial Officer Richard Gray speaks at the town hall meeting on Thursday. Gray and Provost Peter Nicholls discussed their plan to increase tuition by 2.4 percent.
commented that this allows the university to “deploy our resources in a way we see appropriate for a public Research Tier I university.” UConn is facing sizeable cuts in state and federal funding in a number of areas. The state appropriation has
decreased so much that this year, for the first time in the university’s history, tuition and fees will make up a larger portion of revenue than state funding. The gap between how much money UConn requests and what it receives from the state has been grow-
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ing steadily the last few years. Prior to last Friday, UConn faced a projected $49.5 million shortfall. After working to close this, the administration was confronted with another $20 million deficit with the passing of the new State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) agreement. SEBAC is a coalition of unions representing the faculty at UConn, the Health Center, the state university system and other agencies around the state. Gray was quick to stress the affordability and value of UConn, despite the cuts, compared to similar universities in the region. UConn students graduate with less debt on average, and repay their debts more quickly. Although Gray and Nicholls attempted to assuage the crowd’s anxiety over tuition, they would not discuss the specifics, promising to discuss it in Oct. or Nov.
Since my last column, the Undergraduate Student Government has been incredibly busy. At our first Senate of the year, held on Aug. 31, we made some major changes to our bylaws, funding policies and financial operating policies. Without going into excruciating detail, here’s what we changed: We changed our bylaws to require the President and Vice President to be more available to students by holding at least three open office hours per week. My hours for the semester are Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in Student Union room 219. We also switched around some of our committees to streamline the organization and to address more topics, such as sustainability and student health. If you’re interested in joining a committee, just go to www.usg.uconn.edu and there will be a contact form for you to fill out – it’s not a huge time commitment, you don’t have to run in an election and you can make some serious improvements to campus on a specific issue! Unfortunately, we also had to alter the funding board policies to lower the cap for how much funding a Tier II group can receive per semester. As you may know, last semester the Funding Board ran out of money after the fourth funding session, and was unable to fund anything for the fifth and sixth sessions. Lowering the cap, now at $12,000 per group per semester, will help the Board to fund a greater diversity of student groups and will allow groups to seek funding throughout the entire semester. If your group would like to apply for funding, check out our website or come by the office to find out how the system works. We also changed our internal Financial Operating Policies to make USG more fiscally responsible. This included bisecting the number of retention events held per semester, as well as significantly lowering
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Town hall meeting addresses 2012 budget
By Jimmy Onofrio Campus Correspondent
USG makes changes for this semester
What’s on at UConn today... Honors Thesis Workshop 12 to 1 p.m. CUE, Room 134 Freshman and sophomores in the Honors Program are encouraged to attend this workshop to help them write their theses.
Rainbow Center Coffee House 5 to 9 p.m. Student Union, 403 Come enjoy free refreshments, board games, music and good conversation.
Soccer Game 7 to 9 p.m. Joseph J. Morrone Stadium Cheer on the women as they go head-to-head with Boston University.
Free Movie 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Student Union Theatre This week’s feature film is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley.
– VICTORIA SMEY
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School loses thousands of books in flooding
BRISTOL (AP) — A Connecticut school has lost up to $60,000 worth of books in its library and elsewhere because of flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irene. O’Connell School in Bristol stayed closed an extra day this week for cleanup while other city schools opened, but had to dismiss early Thursday when more rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused more flooding problems. The Bristol Press reports that torrential rains from Irene last weekend swelled the nearby Pequabuck River, which overflowed its banks and poured into the school’s library and several classrooms. About 2,000 books were damaged beyond repair by the water, muck and other debris. School officials were working this week to catalog the losses for federal flood relief reimbursement.
Navy sailor facing gun charges due in court
WATERBURY (AP) — Dozens of children in a Waterbury school will have to take the Connecticut Mastery Test again as officials investigate whether teachers or other adults corrected many of their wrong answers. State Acting Education Commissioner George Coleman said Wednesday that a state-led review of the alleged cheating at Hopeville Elementary School is expected to be completed in the next few days. Coleman told the state Board of Education that they are working with Waterbury officials to determine when to test the students again, probably sometime in the next few weeks. The investigation was launched after preliminary reviews showed many students’ wrong answers had been erased and corrected, presumably by adults with access to the tests. Seventeen Hopeville teachers and other employees are on leave while the investigation is under way.
Ohio woman: Outback server gave daughter booze
MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman says her 4-yearold daughter was served a slushy alcoholic drink at an Outback Steakhouse near Cincinnati. Kelly Kerwin tells WCPO-TV that her family was waiting to be seated when a waitress offered them little cups holding drink samples. Kerwin says they asked the server if there was any alcohol in them and the woman said no. But she says family members later checked with the restaurant manager and found out the drinks did indeed contain alcohol – peach schnapps and vodka. The manager apologized and didn’t charge for the meals. The TV station reports Outback’s legal department released a statement saying that the server was fired and that it sincerely regrets the mistake.
Omaha teacher in student fight flap is fired OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has fired a 39-year-old teacher accused of taking two eighth-grade students outside a school building and encouraging them to resolve their dispute by fighting. The board voted 11-1 on Wednesday night to dismiss Patrick Kocsis. He’s been on paid leave since the incident on Aug. 22. Kocsis declined to comment after the board meeting. Kocsis also has been cited by police on two counts of misdemeanor child neglect for the incident at McMillan Magnet Center middle school in northeast Omaha. A district spokeswoman has said she didn’t know what started the disagreement that began in Kocsis’ science classroom and included slaps, pushing and shoving.
‘Squaw’ erased from all Maine public place names PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The word “squaw” has finally disappears from the names of all public places in Maine 11 years after a state law aimed to wipe off maps a word deemed offensive by some Native Americans. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved name changes for a half-dozen locations that still contained a variation of the word “squaw,” which most Indians in Maine say is offensive and translates to prostitute or whore. State Rep. Wayne Mitchell of the Penobscot tribe says it’s unfortunate it took so long, but it’s good the task has been completed. The law doesn’t apply to privately owned Big Squaw Mountain Resort near Greenville. Owner James Confalone said he’s not changing the name, and insists the word pays tribute to Native Americans.
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UConn alumnus wins public policy fellowship By Keriana Kachmar Staff Writer A little over a year after graduating from UConn, Michael Mitchell is living in Seattle and working for the Washington State Budget and Policy Center as one of five State Policy Fellows for the 2011 year. Mitchell, who graduated from UConn with an honors degree in economics and political science, also earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from Syracuse University this past May. In the last two years, The State Policy Fellowship Program has attracted over 600 applicants, including recent graduates of public policy, public affairs, economics, social work and public health graduate programs. The
Fellowship lasts for two years and places these recent graduates in relevant jobs throughout the country.
“A lot of the opportunities I had... were through UConn professor connections...” – Michael Mitchell According to its website, the two-year State Policy Fellowship Program supports “a diverse generation of future leaders in shaping state poli-
cies and fiscal choices that this,” Mitchell said. Mitchell found the fellowship affect disadvantaged families when doing a term paper. He and communities.” At UConn, Mitchell was was on the Center for Budget involved with the sophomore and Policy’s website and found honors community, was the vice a link to the fellowship. “I was interested in the felpresident of the NAACP UConn Chapter, editor of the Model lowship because it’s directly in U.N. newspaper and a contrib- line with my long-term goals,” uting writer to “The Vision,” Mitchell said. “I want to look the newsletter of the African into how policy deals with lowincome and moderate-income American Cultural Center. “All of the activities I did families. Hopefully, I will keep helped,” Mitchell said. “A lot of moving in this direction of polithe opportunities I had and things cy and research analysis.” I did during the summer were Other State Policy Fellows are through UConn professor connec- working for various organizations and the honors program.” tions in places such as Virginia, Mitchell interned for the Mississippi and North Carolina. late Massachusetts Senator “A lot of people are very pasEdward Kennedy one summer sionate about what they do,” and accredits this opportunity Mitchell said of the fellowship thus far. “Everyone is positive to UConn. “Someone in the Honors and supportive.” Program sent me an email saying that I should be interested in Keriana.Kachmar@UConn.edu
New government property may contain treasures
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government is gaining control over an even larger expanse of rainbow-colored petrified wood, fossils from the dawning age of dinosaurs and petroglyphs left by American Indian tribes who once lived in eastern Arizona. The National Park Service secured the first major private ranch within the Petrified Forest National Park boundaries on Thursday, capping off negotiations that began years ago with the help of a conservation group. Scientists say they’re eager to explore the more than 26,000 acres that have remained largely untouched and discover even more treasures. “The opportunity to actually go out into an area that hasn’t been worked before by other researchers, the opportunity to find things that are truly new to science – there’s a very good chance of that, so it’s pretty exciting,” said Bill Parker, a paleontologist at the park. “I think we’re definitely going to be able to find some things that are new out there that are really going to enhance the story of the park.” Congress expanded the boundaries of the park in 2004 from 93,500 acres to about 218,500 acres but did not immediately appropriate any money to buy the private inholdings. The funding for land purchases
This 2001 file photo shows part of the Blue Mesa Trail in the Petrified Forest National Park, Ariz.
came years later through a federal land protection program. The Park Service now has acquired about a third of the 120,000 acres it wants, with the most significant acreage coming from a transfer of U.S. Bureau
of Land Management land and Thursday’s $8 million purchase of the Paulsell Ranch within the park boundaries. Mike Ford, the Southwest director for the Conservation Fund, said he began a quest to
acquire the land for the Park Service in 1999 at the request of former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Ford recalled driving around in a pickup with the landowner, Marvin Hatch, surveying the land and trying to strike a deal that the two never quite agreed on. Hatch’s family contacted Ford after Hatch died to continue the talks. Petrified wood is scattered throughout the undeveloped ranch land south of Interstate 40 where cattle haven’t grazed for years, but Ford notes “you’re not going to see dinosaur bones protruding from the ground.” “I tell people about this part of the world – it’s so rough and crude, it has its own beauty,” Ford said. “For people who love the Southwest and love those kinds of landscapes, it’s isolated, it’s remote, it’s out there. That crudeness has a beauty that you have to be a desert rat to appreciate.” The Park Service expects to spend a few years doing inventory on the land before it decides how the public can best enjoy it, Parker said. Some 630,000 people visit the park each year. The ranch is a mix of grasslands that would be ideal for archaeological and wildlife finds, and badlands with fossils from the Triassic period that scientists say dates back 220 million years.
USG elections to be held on Sept. 12 Storm puts strain on delivery ports from USG, page 1 the number of meetings that are allowed to have meals provided for attendees. But enough about what we’ve done. What’s more important is what we’re going to do this semester. And that’s where you come in. If you want to take an active role in student government this year, there are two main ways to get involved. As I said earlier, you can join a committee, or, if you want to take your involvement a step higher, you can run for Senate. Elections are starting this coming Monday, Sept. 12, and will run until Thursday. If you want to be a candidate, it’s not too late – today is the last day to file an election packet. You can download it from our website and get it done pretty quickly. If you don’t have the time to get on the ballot, you can always run as a write-in candidate (many have
won in the past few semesters). To do that, just raise awareness in your community about your candidacy, and make sure everyone knows your name! Elections are completely online, but will be kicked off on Monday with an event called Student Appreciation Day. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Fairfield Way there will be a massive event filled with free food and UConn swag, and all you need to do to get in on it is vote. And even more important than the free stuff is that the people who win next week’s elections will be representing you for the entire year. They’ll be changing things on your campus, deciding how to best spend your student fees and representing you to the state and federal government. So be sure to vote. And if voting isn’t enough for you, run for Senate.
from STORRS, page 1 damages caused by hurricane Irene were vast, no stations were permanently shut down from its effects. As of Tuesday, supply chains to stations statewide were all operating, but almost five percent were still out of power according to Chu. Although major supply chains in Bridgeport went unscathed, New Haven’s delivery port was battered by the storm. Many delivery trucks were forced to leave the state to provide stations in New Haven and southeastern Connecticut with fuel, according to IPAC. Some New Haven terminals, which provide gasoline for stations throughout the state, were forced to shut down due to “waist-high” water flooding their facilities. Although the storm’s adverse effects placed a strain on the
supply of stations around the state, the retail prices of gasoline did not spike. “Connecticut has the Price Gouging law, which wouldn’t prevent gas prices from rising above its 90 day average,” said Chu. Irene’s violent path left many in the dark for several days throughout Connecticut, but fortunately for hundreds of Storrs-Mansfield residents and Samantha Wilson, the Mobil gas station on Storrs Road prevailed. After speeding out of the jammed lot, Wilson raced to get to the airport. Running into a major roadblock and taking a massive detour, and several wrong turns, she reached I-84 and eventually Bradley Airport with time to spare.
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In Tyler Clementi’s NJ dorm, tensions were high TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — “What if I catch him with a dude?” Dharun Ravi wondered in jocular web chat about his new, gay freshman-year roommate at Rutgers University. He pondered a computer program to alert him if Tyler Clementi tried to rape him at night. In his own musings in those first days of dorm life a year ago, Clementi wrote, “I got an azn,” or Asian, for a roommate. His family is “soo Indian/first gen Americanish,” he wrote. Those snippets of court documents released in recent weeks paint a picture of a relationship that started out tense even before the two met, before Clementi committed suicide and before they became characters in a drama that would stir reaction from celebrities, lawmakers and even the White House. Ravi, 19, heads to court Friday for a hearing in which his lawyers will ask a judge to throw out the 15-count indictment accusing him of a hate crime, invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence. Authorities say he used a dorm-room webcam to spy on Clementi’s intimate encounter with another man. Clementi, 18 when he died,
became a worldwide symbol of the consequences of bullying and intimidation after he jumped off the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River amid the intrigue in Davidson Residence Hall C on the New Brunswick campus of New Jersey’s flagship university. The court papers show modern intrigue spelled out in texts and tweets, many jokey, some confessional. Along with computer records are interview transcripts that could become the heart of the evidence if the case goes to trial. The tension between the roommates began before the campus move in date of Aug. 28, 2010. In an Aug. 22 instant messages to a friend, Ravi disclosed he’d done some searches to learn about his roommate. Ravi made fun of Clementi’s Internet postings about asthma treatments, violins, gardening and Internet security – and his sexual orientation. In one exchange, Ravi wrote “idc” – short for “I don’t care” – that Clementi was gay. But he chatted repeatedly with friends about it. Though it appears the roommates never discussed Clementi’s sexual orientation, it was a fre-
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 100,000 people from New York to Maryland were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped more rain across the Northeast, closing major highways and socking areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene. At Binghamton, N.Y., the wide river broke a flood record and flowed over retaining walls downtown as more than 8 inches of rain fell in some areas. Road closures effectively sealed the city off to outside traffic as emergency responders scrambled to evacuate holdouts who didn’t heed warnings to leave neighborhoods. “It’s going to get worse,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who urged residents to heed evacuate orders rather than wait until the flood danger is obvious. “By the time it looks that bad, you won’t be able to leave, so
leave and leave now,” he said. Most of the people ordered to evacuate their homes were about 80 miles downstream in WilkesBarre, where the river was projected to crest later Thursday at 41 feet – the same height as the levee system, officials said. Residents were ordered to leave by 4 p.m. In Port Deposit, Md., rising water levels at the Conowingo Dam forced officials to open the floodgates and order the evacuation of most of the Susquehanna River town’s 1,000 residents. There was also flooding upstream from Binghamton in Oneonta, N.Y., where dozens of evacuees sought help at a church center. “By seven o’clock (Thursday morning), we got a knock on our door saying we had to leave,” said Kevin Olmstead, a cab driver who had to leave with his fiancee, 10-year-old daughter
quent topic in other conversations held by Clementi, who in those first weeks of college told his family he was gay, attended a meeting of a campus gay-rights group and made arrangements to meet alone with a man. Clementi noticed that Ravi changed his pants in a closet. “It’s like the most awkward thing you’ve ever seen,” he wrote to a friend. He also noticed that Ravi’s webcam was pointed toward Clementi’s bed: “I feel like he’s watching me watching him.” There were more common roommate tensions, too. Clementi, who said he liked to have a lot of time alone, told friends his roommate would party until 5 a.m. They lived across the hall from Molly Wei, who had known Ravi since middle school. She told investigators in interviews that she had a falling-out with him because he lied so much. But when she saw that they would be living across the hall, she said, she decided to give him a clean start. Around 9 p.m. Sept. 19, she said, Ravi came to her room. Clementi wanted to have someone over privately.
Wei said people in the dorm saw an unfamiliar older man who looked homeless – Clementi’s guest. Ravi was afraid his iPad would be stolen – and was also curious about what was happening in the room from which he was exiled, Wei said. During a moment when Clementi and the man were out of the room, he went in, turned on his webcam and set it up so he could view whatever it showed from Wei’s computer, Wei said. Later, they turned on the video stream. “We saw Tyler and the other guy, like, they were touching each other and, like, I think, kissing,” she told investigators. “And then after, like, two or three seconds when we realized what we were watching, we just turned it off.” Later that night, Wei said, she briefly turned the video chat back on to show her roommate and some other women from the dorm. She said Clementi and the other man had their shirts off. Wei chatted with her boyfriend at another college about what she had seen. In a detail previously noted in court papers, Ravi used his Twitter account to tell the world about it: “I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”
In this file photo, Dharun Ravi walks into the Middlesex County Courthouse for a hearing in the webcam-spying case involving the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi.
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Sept. 11 should be a unifying, respectful day
unday will mark the 10-year anniversary of the tragic Sept. 11 attacks on our nation; a day which should hold great significance for every American. The attacks have defined the country’s climate over the past decade and greatly changed the world in which our generation has had to shape its national consciousness. Being very young at the time it is safe to say that not all of us could grasp the full impact of that day until several years later. As a result of being products of the post-9/11 atmosphere, it is our duty as Americans and our responsibility as human beings to remember and honor this anniversary with an appropriate amount of reverence and significance. Sept. 11, 2011 should act as a much needed day of tolerance and respect amongst all political and social minds. Democrat or Republican, religious or secular, everyone can and should be able to simply recognize the attacks as a tragic day in which innocent lives were lost to violence. It should not be used as a platform to spout intolerance or even a stepping stone to any kind of political point. Furthermore, it should absolutely not be allowed to pass without any recognition at all. It is important for our generation, more so than any other, to observe this day and consider what it has meant for our lives and our country and what it will mean for our future. We’re a generation that wasn’t able to know a world without the fog that the events of that day created and it is thus our job to ensure that it does not remain the defining moment of our lifetimes. It is up to us to rise above the tragedy and better ourselves from it. Step one in achieving this must be to remember why we have this weight on our shoulders. Observing the 9/11 anniversary, in some way, is the best way to do that. This means more than a respectful status update on Facebook. We could all benefit from making the anniversary hold greater importance than that. The university is even doing their part to give students some kind of outlet. On Wednesday, a screening of the documentary “102 Minutes” was offered in the Student Union Theater. In addition, a panel presentation titled “9/11 Ten Years Later” took place in the Dodd Center on Thursday at which professors and students were encouraged to discuss the impact that the attacks had on them personally and the country as a whole. These were each great ways for students to take time out of their lives to make a commitment to recognize the event and do something special for it. If you missed these events, on Sunday almost every network on television will be broadcasting some tribute documentary that you can watch. It is important to take time out of the day to watch these and encourage your friends to do the same. However, if people aren’t so inclined, a public display of recognition isn’t necessary. A moment of quiet reflection, watching tributes by yourself online or reading the cavalcade of personal stories that people have posted over the years are great ways to remember. There is no wrong way to do it, so long as you do it. Make an effort not to let the day go unobserved. Our country made a promise to never forget; let us take Sunday to reaffirm that promise. 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.
The Instant Daily is easily the most well-read portion of the paper. In lieu of the jokes that normally fill this space, The Daily Campus staff thought we would take this moment to address you directly. We would like to encourage you to use this minute, normally reserved for scanning the Instant Daily, to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. There’s one submission we would like to share with our readers today, and it goes as follows: “September 11th, we will never forget.” And so we won’t.
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Stories of living are crucial in carrying legacy
e Americans read about history and think, “Wow, I wonder what it was like to be there?” We imagine ourselves at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, traveling down the Oregon Trail or in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II. The closest we can get to experiencing those historical moments is by reading written accounts of those events as they happened. Who will future generations turn to when studying September 11, 2001? They will turn to us and to our accounts. We will be dead and buried and they will be wondering what it was like to be us. Anticipating this, we each should By Arragon Perrone have an account to give them. The Commentary Editor nation will have its memorials, but those reflect only a collective narrative. Each person has a different story about 9/11 and its impact on his or her life. Maintaining accounts of our experiences on that horrible day and in the years following is our duty to our children and to our children’s children. Record-keeping is our duty because only we know what it was like to live through 9/11. When future generations look at the date, they will do so with detachment. Yes, they will see the videos with the shocked faces staring up in horror, the burning towers and the people running through the streets. What they won’t know is what it meant to see it happen, to think “more is coming,” and to survive the trauma of facing an unknown enemy in the most brutal way possible. When they watch news coverage beginning after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, they will already know what happens. But what they will never
know, thankfully, is the feeling of seeing a second plane hit, realizing what this event meant and thinking about the unknown lives being impacted without a known end. Telling our tales creates a long-lasting emotional bond with future generations. Doing so reminds generations that our lives created theirs. “What is past is prologue” is engraved on the National Archives building in Washington D.C. Reminding generations what living through 9/11 felt like makes no one ever want to live through such a day. Perhaps such a sentiment will make them do everything possible to ensure that another 9/11 never happens.
“Blow up our buildings and we will build an even bigger one. Attack our city and we will be there, Democrat and Republican, Black and White, Christian and Muslim, 10 years later.” Sept. 11 bears a cost that cannot be repaid: thousands died on that day, and in the wars that followed. Commemorating the attacks is one of the ways in which we, as one unified nation, remember their lives and mourn the evil that caused their deaths. Recording the attacks and those we lost honors the dead. Their lives were cut short, their stories will continue even after our deaths. We should also record our experiences for ourselves. Sept. 11 was a traumatic event for anyone who lived through it because its repercussions lasted past mid-
night on Sept. 12. Under a cloudless sky, our world was blown to hell. The rules of the game, our society’s ideas of what could and could not be real, changed forever. Recording our history reminds us that our pain and our fear was real, but it also allows us to gain mastery over them. Whether we write, make videos or talk, each medium brings healing. Lastly, recording our accounts shows that we Americans can never be destroyed. We can be scared and shaken, but we rally together when it counts the most. Put a group of evil men on our plane and we will stop them from killing again, even if we die in the process. Murder our families and we will find you, administer justice and send your body to the bottom of the ocean. Blow up our buildings and we will build an even bigger one. Attack our city and we will be there, Democrat and Republican, Black and White, Christian and Muslim, 10 years later. Survivors of 9/11, do not take your peace for granted. We are here because men and women died protecting us after that horrific day. Remind future generations who they were and who we are. Remind generations what we know so that they can keep another blue-skied morning from being Sept. 11. As long as we commemorate, as long as we build monuments and record our time on this Earth, our children and their children do not walk this beautiful yet dangerous world alone. The past becomes not a burden, but a warning and a guide.
Commentary Editor Arragon Perrone is a 7th-semester English major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
What it’s like being the 9/11 generation
e all know the significance of Sunday. But we do not all know what it means to us, or even, who “we” are. We have been told we’re the 9/11 generation, who inherited this tragedy and now commemorate it as we prepare for our professional lives. As freethinking By Arragon Perrone individuCommentary Editor als, however, how do we see By Ryan Gilbert ourselves Associate Commentary Editor in light of this terrible event? For most of us, this 10-year anniversary marks our entry into the “real world,” just as Sept. 11, 2001 paralleled our entry into adolescence. Our generation, regardless of what older generations say, must come to terms with how Sept. 11 uniquely changed us and what attitudes we need to bear with us into a better future. Middle schoolers at the time, we saw 9/11 through blissful, trusting eyes. Those eyes could not appreciate the lasting gravity of planes hitting towers, buildings collapsing and adults panicking. Wherever we were, the experience was similar. Arragon was sitting
in Mrs. Page’s biology classroom, ignoring the writing on the board and staring out at the blue sky. The vice-principal entered the room and told Mrs. Page about the news. Mrs. Page, in turn, told the class. Arragon’s first thought was, “What’s the Pentagon?” In algebra class, Arragon listened to the radio as the South tower fell. He did not appreciate what was going on, but was happy that only 20 minutes would be spent on algebra. Ryan was home that day, lying in bed watching “SpongeBob SquarePants” and eating stale Trix cereal right out of the box. His mother barged into his room and rudely changed the channel from Nickelodeon to CNN. He just sat there silently for what seemed like hours, his eyed fixed on his mother’s pale and scared face instead of his television set. Ryan wanted to know what his mother was doing and what was going on but, for the first time in his life, he didn’t say a word. These two experiences differed, but the blissful ignorance they and the rest of us shared blew away with the smoke, the ashes and the torn paper. During the next decade, we grew through the chaos of our adolescent years while the country confronted one of its most tumultuous periods. We struggled with
high school; our nation struggled with war. We worried about acne; our nation worried about Abu Ghraib. And as we discovered our identities, our goals and our hopes, America reexamined hers. These 10 years have been a coming of age for America and for our generation. Now everything is in a post-9/11 world. Soon, America’s future will be our inheritance and our responsibility. To lead America in a post-9/11 world, we need to define what 9/11 means to us. Will we be content to live in the victimized box older generations put us in? Or will we define the event in our own terms and lead with attitudes that reflect our shared experience? Sept. 11 and the years that followed showed us what terms and attitudes we need in this new world. Defining these terms and attitudes is up to us all to decide. Here are some: Do we believe in a better future? Do we think a better future is possible? How much of an obligation do we owe one another? What is optimism’s role in a disillusioned society? Will we allow history to repeat itself? Do we tolerate or do we accept? Do we blame our politicians for being as angry as we really are? Acknowledging the difficulties
of what lie ahead of us, we must not cower from answering these questions. We cannot allow the disillusionment of this past decade to tarnish our ideals. In this globalized world, we need to respect others’ principles while believing in our own. We must not complain about our representatives having proxy wars we elected them to fight; we can sit down, be mature and talk civilly with each other. On a random day in 2001, a group of American travelers from completely different backgrounds, banded together against terror and stopped another attack. In the days following this random day, our entire nation momentarily forgave what separated us to defeat an evil that threatened all of us. We must embody the spirit of those times, make it a light to carry, and with that light proceed bravely into the storm. The blissful ignorance that we embodied on Sept. 11, 2001 should be left where it was when the towers fell. The day changed us. We need to accept this now. Into the future, we go with hopeful knowledge.
Arragon Perrone and Ryan Gilbert can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu and Ryan.Gilbert@UConn.edu
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First black child diagnosed with aging disease
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The elfin child with the big personality and bright smile calls herself “the first lady” and dreams of the future. But doctors say 12-year-old Ontlametse Phalatse has only, perhaps, another couple of years to live. “I call myself a first lady because I’m the first black child with this disease ... Which other black child do you know with this disease?” she challenged. Ontlametse is the first black child diagnosed with progeria, a rare and fatal genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, the Progeria Research Foundation said. Nobody knows how many kids in the world have it. In a two-year campaign to identify them, the Progeria Research Foundation says the number of children diagnosed around the world has soared from 48 to 80 on five continents. The foundation’s executive director, Audrey Gordon, says only two Africans have been diagnosed and both live in South Africa – Ontlametse and a 5-year-old white girl. That is probably because South Africa, an economic powerhouse, offers some of the best medical care on the continent. Gordon says there are several black holes on the map in her office studded with colored
tacks where they have found children living with progeria. “We know that there are children (with progeria) in Africa, in China and Russia, but we just can’t seem to get to them,” she said in a telephone interview from the foundation’s office in Peabody, Massachusetts. Ontlametse’s mother, Bellon Phalatse, says her baby was born looking normal but that she realized early on that something was wrong. The baby suffered constant rashes and by the time she was 3 months old Phalatse thought she had a skin disease. Before Ontlametse celebrated her first birthday “her hair was falling, her nails weren’t normal, the skin problems, we were going up and down to the doctors.” As the child aged prematurely, her father abandoned the family when Ontlametse was 3 years old. Despite her frequent illnesses, Ontlametse enrolled in school at 6 and proved a bright pupil. But she was often scorned by classmates, teachers and others who thought she was so small and skinny because she had AIDS. South Africa has the highest number of people living with AIDS of any country but the disease still carries a terrible social stigma. “It was horrible, I don’t know
how to explain” what we went through, Phalatse said. It was not until two years ago that a doctor friend suggested she have Ontlametse tested for progeria, and brought her a book about the disease. It included pictures. Children with progeria look remarkably similar, despite different ethnic backgrounds: small and bald with oversized heads, eyes that bulge a bit, gnarled hands. They suffer from thinning skin which has a network of blue veins showing on the heads of white children. Phalatse said she knew immediately, and a doctor confirmed the diagnosis. “I’m very happy now that I understand what causes progeria,” Phalatse said. The diagnosis came with the news that most children with the disease die at 13. But it also brought a better understanding of what they can do to try to prolong Ontlametse’s life, and it has brought her the specialized care she needs. Each school holiday, Ontlametse and her mom fly to the United States, where she participates in research funded by the Progeria Research Foundation at Children’s Hospital Boston. It gives her access to cutting edge drugs that are not yet commercially available.
Back home, they struggle to feed her the required healthy diet. Phalatse is unemployed and the two survive on her daughter’s government disability allowance. Ontlametse is unfazed: “Sometimes when my mommy has money, she buys lettuce and cucumbers and I help her do salad.” At school, Ontlametse keeps her hat on her head, self-conscious of her bald head. One of the things on her wish list is a specially designed wig. She has two friends in her class but says not all her classmates are kind, but it doesn’t bother her. “I don’t care what people say about me,” she says, making a throwaway motion with a hand misshapen with arthritis, knobby fingers and discolored nails. In her rundown brick home in the small town of Hebron about 50 miles north of Johannesburg, Ontlametse ditches the hat. She does her homework, reading, watches TV and has daily chores like washing her socks and cleaning her shoes. She can’t play sports or even a game of hopscotch because physical exercise tires her out. Asked what she would like to be, she breaks into a big grin that shows irregular teeth.
Wal-Mart brings back layaway for holiday shoppers NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is bringing back something its customers have been asking for since the Great Recession: layaway. The world’s largest retailer, which ditched the pay-as-yougo plans in 2006, is rolling out a holiday layaway plan from Oct. 17 through Dec. 16. Wal-Mart is following rivals that brought back the service during the thick of the recession. Wal-Mart’s layaway option comes at a time when its mostly low-income shoppers are being squeezed by high unemployment and rising costs. Wal-Mart is trying to reverse nine straight quarters of revenue declines at its namesake U.S. stores open at least a year – a key measure of a retailer’s health. “We’re always looking for ways to ease budget strain for our customers, and we know
this holiday season brings with it additional financial pressure,” said Duncan MacNaughton, chief merchandising officer at Wal-Mart’s U.S. division. “This was a key component that our customers asked us for.” Layaway – which allows shoppers to pay over time, interest-free, and pick up their merchandise when it’s paid in full – became popular during the Great Depression. The practice had become largely a thing of the past as the economy flourished and credit cards became common. But when credit dried up and the job market soured during the recession that began in late 2007, Sears and other merchants added back or expanded the service. Citing increased costs and lower customer demand, Wal-
Mart phased out its layaway in September 2006 – roughly a year before the recession began – with the exception of fine jewelry. But the discounter faced criticism because it built its reputation on helping its lowincome shoppers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., said it will be able to limit costs now by limiting the layaway program to toys and electronics with a price tag of $15 or more. Also, the total layaway purchase has to add up to at least $50. Wal-Mart will also charge a $5 non-refundable service fee and $10 cancellation charge for orders not picked up by Dec. 16 or cancelled by the customer. The program is only available at stores. It also requires a 10 percent down payment. The
company said if the program is successful, it may extend it throughout the year. The layaway plan is part of Wal-Mart’s efforts to turn around its struggling U.S. business. In addition to the layaway program, Wal-Mart said that starting Monday, it will cut prices on dozens of holiday toys to $15. The company also said it will start offering small samples of holiday merchandise, including outdoor décor, later this month – two weeks earlier than a year ago. Wal-Mart has been going back to “everyday low prices” instead of pricing gimmicks like temporarily slashing prices on select items. It’s also finishing up restocking thousands of items it cut during an overzealous bid to clean up its stores.
Ontlametse Phalatse, who suffers from Progeria, stands on a desk surrounded by her classmates at the Lorato Primary School in Hebron, near Pretoria, South Africa.
Increased student enrollment one factor hurting budget from TOWN HALL, page 1 Finding additional funds for financial aid also remains a top priority for the financial services officials.
“The studentto-faculty ratio has risen to 18:1 from 14:1 a few years ago.”
One of the major challenges facing the administration right now is the dramatic increase in student enrollment over the last 10 years. The student-to-faculty ratio has risen to 18:1 from 14:1 a few years ago, and
as Provost Nicholls noted, signs of stress are beginning to show. Classroom space is an issue, as is the falling percentage of tenured faculty members. The university is still trying to address this problem, and is not looking to grow enrollment at least for the next few years. While the fiscal picture at UConn may seem grim, especially for the many students who rely on financial aid at UConn, Mr. Gray stressed that the university is still in a better position than many other public universities around the country. The Town Hall Meetings will continue on a regular basis throughout the year as the economic picture for the 2012 fiscal year becomes clearer, including final tuition increases and financial aid appropriations.
Tuition hikes fail to stop cutbacks in higher ed
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — America’s public colleges and universities have burned through nearly $10 billion in government stimulus money and are still facing more tuition hikes, fewer course offerings and larger class sizes. Many college students are already bearing the brunt of the cuts in their wallets as they prepare for their future careers. “This next academic year is going to be the hardest one on record” for cash-strapped colleges, said Dan Hurley, director of state relations for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Hurley said the higher education system has entered a phase in which cuts will begin to affect academics. Public university systems used the stimulus to prevent deeper layoffs, maintain degree programs and keep campuses open and are now bracing for the end of the federal program. The effects will be greater in some states than others. Since 2009, Colorado has used more than $600 million in stimulus money for higher education, accounting for more than a quarter of the higher education budget over that period. Stimulus money covered 35 percent of South Carolina’s higher education budget in 2009 but less than 2 percent last year, according to a report by
the New America Foundation. California used $1.4 billion in stimulus money to pay nearly 30 percent of its higher education tab two years ago, but stimulus accounted for less than 1 percent in 2010. Like most states, Nevada’s stimulus infusion only softened a steep spending slide. The higher education budget fell about $210 million, almost 30 percent, over the last three years, even with the stimulus. “We have frozen pay in the system. We have closed programs. We have cut back everything we could. You name it, we’ve cut it,” said Dan Klaich, chancellor for Nevada’s higher education system. Without the stimulus boost, at least 35 states have been forced to make further cuts in higher education spending for the 2011-12 school year, with double-digit decreases in 13 states. That means tuition hikes, which for years had exceeded the rate of inflation, are even greater. At Colorado State University in Fort Collins, students are paying about 20 percent more this year, up to about $8,000 for in-state and $24,000 for outof-state tuition. For many, that means extra roommates, second jobs or giving up dreams of studying abroad. The rising costs were the reason junior Ryan Thistlethwaite to join the Air
In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 18, students move in for the fall semester at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. CSU students are paying about 20 percent more this year, up to about $8,000 for in-state and $24,000 for out-of-state tuition.
Force ROTC program. The human development and family services major pays outof-state tuition with student loans and said he made the decision after figuring he would owe about $125,000 after four years at Colorado State. He will not receive an ROTC scholarship, but he will be guaranteed a job after finishing school to help pay off his loans. “The money, I’d say that’s 60
percent of it, why I’m joining ROTC,” he said. The cost shift from states to students has been going on for years, according to State Higher Education Executive Officers, a group that tracks college funding. Adjusted for inflation, public colleges and universities in 1985 received about $7,479 per student from their states, with about $2,274 per student com-
ing from tuition. The group says the amount coming from state budgets dropped to an average of $6,451 in 2010, while the tuition portion rose to $4,321. Mike McNeil, who was helping his freshman daughter move into her dorm at Colorado State, shook his head at the tuition hike and the bind it places on middle-class families. McNeil attended the uni-
versity when the government picked up more of the tab. He now relies on money inherited from his parents and loans to help his two children pay for college. “Back then, I worked at Arby’s, had a summer job to pay for school,” said McNeil, a manager from the Denver suburbs. “A kid working today, no way they could work enough to raise the kind of money you’d need.” However painful the rising tuition has been on students and families, it has not done enough to balance the effects of state budget cuts at many colleges and universities. The seven-campus University of Maine system, for example, has cut about 20 programs, including Latin, and reduced employment by 7 percent since the recession began. Those cuts came even as Maine used some $29 million in stimulus money on higher education between 2009 and 2011. In California, the state’s 112 community colleges will offer 5 percent fewer classes this fall. At Bakersfield College, some 150 classes have been cut and thousands of students have been wait-listed. College president Greg Chamberlain said community colleges are turning students away despite surging demand from the unemployed who are looking for new skills.
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Education changed by Sept. 11 events
UConn Fire Dept. among Sept. 11 responders By Christine Peterson Campus Correspondent In the aftermath of the morning of Sept. 11, the United States was left to deal with the horrors in the wake of the four hijackings. New York City, specifically lower Manhattan, was left in shambles after the collapse of the 110-story Twin Towers. Volunteers from around the country flocked to the site to aid in the search-and-rescue efforts and the clean-up of the area. Among these volunteers were members of this university’s very own UConn Health Center, including then-Acting Deputy Chief Carmine Centrella. As America approaches the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, he remembers the day as clearly as he did when it was happening. “I remember I was on duty at the station. When I first heard what had happened, I felt disbelief. Somebody told me that a plane had just crashed into the Trade Center. I thought it was a small personal plane, not a jetliner,” said Centrella. Once the station realized what was happening, its first concern was the whereabouts of the staff. Through a paging system, they managed to locate all of the firefighters within 20 minutes. “We wanted to make sure where all the staff was after we realized the enormity of the event,” he said. Centrella and others anticipated and prepared for the possibility they might take on patients. “It was like a ripple effect. We might not get victims from the Trade Center, but we might get patients from the Fairfield hospital as they took in victims,” Centrella said. Meetings were called at the John Dempsey Hospital, where the executive leadership convened on what to do. During this time, staff from the National Crime Information Center, which was linked to all the fire departments, broadcasted a request from New Jersey and New York calling for rescue equipment and rescue teams. Once this message was brought to the executive staff between 11 a.m. and noon, Centrella and others were told to assemble a
team and put together supplies. By 3 p.m. on Sept. 11, he and his team were already headed for New York. Centrella’s team was comprised of special tactical paramedics, professionals specially trained for combat zone conditions. These paramedics are trained to work in conditions with minimal visibility and noise distractions such as gunfire. Rob Fuller, the medical director at the health center who accompanied the team, and Centrella, a captain at the time, were also trained for these conditions. “We were comfortable in these situations. Doctors running around in hospital garb and clogs – it’s not the way to operate. We had special equipment, not in boxes, but in specially devised packs so we could treat a lot of patients. Everything was in one pack,” he said. Centrella and the team of tactical medics were partnered with the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department along the way. With Centrella’s team as the medical component and the fire department as the rescue component, they hoped to provide assistance wherever they were needed. They had not expected, however, to go right into the heart of the city. “We thought we’d be stationed somewhere along the way, but as we got closer to the city, the police force directed us into the city. At each road block we were sent along right to ground zero,” Centrella said. When they got there, they found a building at 100 Broadway trying to be repaired. Centrella remembered that they were far enough away from the rubble that the haze wasn’t that bad. They made one of the local buildings their base of operations, and moved to do reconnaissance of what was happening. At 9 p.m., there were no real patients. Then the call was given that medical support was needed at Liberty Street, ground zero. Centrella and his team worked with the first responders there, who needed their equipment, and assisted with the rescue. “I remember there were hot spots, places with hot rubble. You couldn’t kneel down even
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In this Sept. 13, 2001 photo, a first responder works in the rubble of the former World Trade Center in New York.
in the dust because it was so hot from the fires,” Centrella said. By midnight, Centrella realized that the rescuers would need fresh personnel in the morning, so he and his team headed back to Broadway to sleep for a few hours until later in the morning. By 6 p.m. on Sept. 12, they realized that no one was coming out alive. They had spent the day combing through the rubble, all that was left from the previous morning. By 7 p.m. he and his team were headed home. “My biggest concern had been for the safety of my team members…we were in rubble piles, climbing into crevices. One of us was always watching the team from a higher position.” A lot of things have changed since 9/11. Procedures and steps to safety have been severely adjusted. People are a lot more aware than they once were. “The way we manage emergencies…the fire department and the incident command system…before people didn’t even know about ICS, then after 9/11 everyone catches up,” said Centrella. Counter and anti-terrorism measures became a central focus, but Centrella stressed the necessity of preparing for emergencies that are not necessarily catastrophes. The way that people respond, secondary devices and personal safety all has changed since 9/11.
Sept. 11 revisited after 10 years by panel
By Colin Neary Campus Correspondent For many students, it is hard to remember a time before the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers that changed the course of history. The PATRIOT Act and War on Terror have been in effect for the majority of our lives. The implications of the 9/11 tragedies were discussed by a panel of UConn experts from the fields of journalism, political science and sociology, Thursday night at the Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Center Library. Prof. Maureen Croteau, head of the journalism department, discussed the implications of 9/11 and subsequent military conflicts for the press. “There was an obligation to respond,” Croteau explained, while referencing the story of journalist Bill Biggart, the only reporter killed during the chaotic World Trade Center attacks. “Mr. Biggart ran past his sense of selfpreservation and towards the danger, not away from it,” Croteau said. She went on to say that the events of 9/11 led reporters to become first responders in the vein of police and firefighters. Croteau then added that throughout the Iraq War 150 reporters were killed and hundreds of others were captured and tortured by militants. Croteau said that one of her friends who was captured and held hostage for months while reporting in Iraq ended up with a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Before 2001, no one would have been able to understand his situation, but with all that had happened since, his situation was well understood,” Croteau said.
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Maureen Croteau, head of the journalism, discusses the military conflicts after 9/11.
“The myth of objectivity is even more fragile than ever before. An outspoken patriotism existed in the press that was not necessarily positive.” She touched on the desire for journalists in Washington, D.C. and New York City to believe in the motives of the administration and government intelligence. The she outlined the stories that came out of the mid-West that criticized the invasion of Iraq but were not published by any major syndicate. She asked the tough question, “If journalists are going to be patriotic, how can there be objectivity?” USA PATRIOT Act was a recurring topic in Thusday night’s discussion. Dr. Virginia Hettinger, associate professor of political science at UConn, commented on the definition of civil liberties in the post-9/11 world. She said the PATRIOT Act was a bill passed by a landslide margin in both the Senate and House of Representatives on October 26, 2011 – less than two months after the attacks – and how the
initial temporary measures were ratified in 2005 and again in 2006. In addition, President Obama signed another four-year extension to three key provisions in the PATRIOT Act on May 26, 2011. “The constitutionality of this document is still in question,” Hettinger said. She also discussed the controversy over the warrantless domestic wiretapping of the Bush administration that began in 2002 under the auspices of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is especially relevant in light of the recent scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s espionage of celebrities and crime victims. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez made the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless surveillance public in 2005. Hettinger said that the initial threeday requirement period prior to issuing a warrant was extended to eight days in 2008. The provision Hettinger focused on was the National Security Letter, a form of administrative subpoena used by the FBI that requires no probable cause or judicial oversight. The NSL requests non-content information, such as transactional records, phone numbers dialed, or e-mail addresses mailed to and from. They also contain a gag order, preventing the recipient of the letter from disclosing that the letter was ever issued. From 2003 to 2006 the bureau issued 192,499 requests for NSLs. According to Hettinger, 50 percent of NSLs issued in 2006 were directed towards Americans. “There is evidence that this has been targeted at American citizens,” she said.
Two days before the 10thanniversary of that dark day, Centrella reflected, “I think being there 24 hours was worse in a way than being there for days. It was so vivid in each one of our minds; we could all probably take you through it minute by minute…There are a number of these little things you remember; I [was] actually working in the rubble pile and I found this wallet in perfect condition. The guy who owned it lived in New Jersey, but actually had been from the town I live in. We shared the same bank and whenever I went for my ATM card, I’d flash back to pulling the card out of the guy’s wallet.” It has been 10 years since the falling of the Twin Towers, and it will probably always be ingrained in the minds of all who witnessed its horror. Where the towers once stood now sits a memorial, so that this country will never forget what and who was lost.
Few were immune to the impact of Sept. 11 that swept across the nation 10 years ago, and professors at the UConn were no exception. The attacks changed the face of how political science is taught in college classrooms, where the topic of terrorism was often glossed over. Ten years later, professors have turned the event into a prime topic of discussion for students to reflect on the past, and push forward to the future. Stephen Dyson has been at UConn for four years, but remembers the morning of 9/11 vividly. As a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, Dyson was three hours behind the action on the East Coast. He remembered walking through the campus mall and hearing other students crying on cell phones and others glued to radios. “It took a while to understand the magnitude of it,” Dyson said, “every single person felt that it was very personal.” In the weeks following the attacks, Dyson noticed that his courses had taken a slight turn. Instead of turning towards anger, his peers and he became much more analytical. “We were all trying to provide a different way of understanding,” he said, “anger only gets you so far.” Ten years after the attack that shook America, Dyson, who teaches World Political Leaders and Intro to International Relations, said that topics like terrorism and national defense have become more prominent in the syllabus. He said it is important that professors teach students to contribute to bettering the world as it actually is, and hopes to help incoming students who might not remember the events of 9/11 as they happened. “We should provide an analytical understanding to go along
with the visceral experience,” he said. Professor Ronald Schurin had been teaching Intro to American Politics on the morning of Sept. 11, but it wasn’t long before he and several other faculty members stood, frozen in front of the television in the Gulley Hall conference room.
“We were all trying to provide a different way of understanding.” Stephen Dyson Assistant Professor
“My first reaction was, ‘Is there anyone I know that works at the World Trade Center?’” Schurin said. He said other thoughts crept up about what campus defense teams were doing and if there were any threats to students. The next day of classes, Schurin devoted the time to a discussion about what had happened and what it meant for America. He said students were very engaged in talking about the event. Ever since, he finds himself focusing on the changes in civil liberties that emerged from the terrorist attacks, and believes that others should follow suit. “We should emphasize the topic but recognize the complexities that relate to civil liberties, defense politics, diversity, immigration and a whole range of other matters that have some relevance,” Schurin said. As America remembers the tragic events from 10 years ago, teachers are doing the same, and emphasizing the lessons of the attacks.
Student shares untold Ground Zero story By Robert deMaille Contributor On Sept. 11, 2001 I watched the horrible events at the World Trade Center unfold. The moment the second plane hit I knew this was an attack. When the towers fell I knew that I had just watched many of my fellow first responders perish. Also knew that I had to be there. I grabbed my search and rescue gear and raced to Ground Zero. I remained there for two weeks. The enormity of the scene and the magnitude of the tragedy completely overloaded the senses. Trying to process the surrealism of the experience I struggled to find any words at all. Sometime around Thanksgiving that year I wrote this short piece. I think I was just trying to find my own answers as to why. I returned to Ground Zero on the second anniversary with some fellow firefighters. I was so overcome with emotions I could not even stand. I had to be carried to the viewing area. I have not been back since. On Sunday, I am returning to Ground Zero again to face those memories again. The only thing I know for sure is: I will never forget! As the sun lengthens in its journey across the sky, I look back at the shadow I have walked through this year. On September 11, 2001, the world was cast into a shadow of despair and grief. The whole of humanity watched in shock as those who practice intolerance and oppression took thousands of lives. The effect was immediate and global in scope. There are, however, far reaching consequences that are not front page headlines. As people reflect at this time of year and gather with their loved ones, many are missing. Not just those who have departed this realm in a flash of fire and rubble, but those who now are in harms way as a result of that fateful morning - the men and women who have left their friends and loved ones to serve their nation overseas and the men and women who now work longer hours and extra days to provide the heightened security that these times require. The loss of security and innocence is felt by all humanity; the mom, dad or teacher who struggle to answer a child’s question of, “why?” This is the shadow of winter that we will carry with us all of our lives. This shadow haunts me personally. On September 11, I joined thousands of rescue workers at the World Trade Center to search for our fallen comrades. I was unprepared for what I would see and feel. Our team leader summed up the situation with words that will be etched into my mind forever. “Common sense is the rule, because this building isn’t done killing people yet!” With those words fresh in my ears we stepped onto the “pile”. We lost many of our comrades who ran into the buildings to help, without thought of self. These heroes have children, partners, friends and families
of their own, and they gave their lives knowingly. I say “knowingly” because, even as the buildings were falling, many of these heroes ran towards them to try and get to one more person. I still cannot fully speak of what I did or saw, but the danger and physical labor weighed heavily on all of us. Working beyond the point of exhaustion, many rescuers sat holding each other, sobbing. Looking into the eyes of a rescuer after 18 straight hours on the “pile” rips at the fabric of yourself. The anger, fear and grief cannot be masked beneath the grime and sweat. Many had to be forced to stop and rest. Working on the “pile” was extremely dangerous. Several times, we were evacuated because of fire and building collapses. In the middle of all the destruction and death, I saw the Divine at work. I witnessed people come together and forget their petty differences. I saw huge corporations disregard the bottom line and publicity, and just help. People gave without concern of cost or thanks. I was deeply moved by the outpouring of support. After many hours on the “pile,” my shift ended. I was walking alone down a street with my gear. It was 2 a.m. I was dirty, sweaty, tired and in shock. Then it happened. I turned a corner and there were hundreds of people lining the street. A woman reached out to touch me and said “thank you.” The tone of her voice spoke volumes. The people began to applaud and say “thank you” as I passed. They handed me water and hugged me. The power and energy of all the people was healing. The air was filled with it; the rescuers fed on the energy, for it was all that keep us going. The death brought rebirth. The sense of oneness was palatable in the air. Everyone could feel it. The simple gesture from that woman – that “thank you” from her soul – formed a connection that reaffirmed for me that we are all one and part of the universe. The shadow of the past winter leaves a great sadness within. The people I have met helped me cope with this great sadness. The light of the future warms my face and spirit and I follow the sun toward a new dawn.
On that day, 10 years ago... “My dad had an office on the 101stfloor of the second tower. I was at school when it happened and I remember that nobody told us about it...so when I finally got home, I was clueless. My sister was watching everything on TV and I still didn’t really know what was going on. It wasn’t until my dad, who was in Boston for business, came home and lit a candle that I realized it was a big deal...Every year since then, it’s gotten more and more emotional each year to think that I could have lost my dad.”
"We got out early from school and when I got home my mom was already home and she never gets home early. She was crying and the news was on the TV. The first thing I saw on the TV was the plane crashing into the World Trade Center. It was the first time I ever saw my mom cry and it was the first time I was scared of the world. Before that, I was not aware of country pride but after seeing everyone’s American flags and yellow ribbons, I learned what it is to be an American." - Katherine Miller, 3rd-semester management information systems major
- Whitney Hauswirth, 1st-semester communications major My brother Colin and I were sitting on our downstairs floor. I vividly remember coming home from school, grabbing a bag of Lay's potato chips and saltines, then turning on Nickelodeon. Our parents came down, shut off the television and explained to us what had happened. I had never been in Manhattan at that point in my life, but I remembered the Twin Towers rising above the New York City skyline when we'd drive by the city. I didn't comprehend what had exactly happened or what would transpire in the coming months or years. After my parents explained what a tragedy it was, my father told my brother and I to go outside. We went outside with a couple of friends and tossed the football, not knowing just how much the world had changed.
“I was in Chicago; I was a professor at Northwestern. It was horrifying, just like it was for everybody in the country. But being in the Midwest, it definitely was not as emotionally wrenching as it was to be out here. We’re not quite in the New York metro area, but Connecticut was really touched by it…I thought it was going to profoundly change the way people acted toward each other." - Susan Herbst, President of UConn “I remember sitting in elementary school gym class when I first found out. I remember the teachers acting really strange but the kids just kind of went on like usual. Once I made the connection that the plane hit somewhere in Manhattan, I had a mini freak-out because my dad worked a few blocks from the Towers. I remember talking on the phone with him, him trying to describe the events as best he could to an eight-yearold. He told me he saw people falling; that scared me. Today I still get chills whenever I think back to it.” - Jay Garrish, 1st-semester exploratory major
- Matt McDonough, 7th-semester journalism major and Daily Campus sports editor
THIS DATE IN HISTORY
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The Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America.
Billy Preston – 1946 Hugh Grant – 1960 Adam Sandler – 1966 Michelle Williams – 1980
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Remembering the Fallen “Leave Me A Sign,” a poem by Sadie Doyle in memory of Orio J. Palmer
Leave me a sign I say, Show me a sign I pray, For a sign means more than you’ll ever know, A sign gives me hope. He lost his job but he’s alright. He kind of likes the free time- he can golf and fish more. He’s still getting paid too. He knows he needs a new job though, he really wants one. Times are tough and he’s not too confident he’ll find one. He goes to interviews, he attends conferences, he networks… and the economy’s worse than he thought, it’s taking longer to find a job than he thought. Weeks go by and things are looking up, this one company is really interested in him. He goes for the interview and although it’s not what he expected, he’s happy. He walks back to his car and pulls a stub out of the meter. It reads 9:11. Leave me a sign I say, Show me a sign I pray, For a sign means more than you’ll ever know, A sign gives me hope. She’s gardening. She loves taking care of the yard; it takes her mind off things. It’s been a while since he died but some things just don’t get any easier. She digs a hole, plants a seed, and covers the hole. When she finishes the small area, she waters the dirt with the hose, and decides to take a lunch break. When she returns, imprinted in the dirt is a perfect heart. You know the one you never can seem to draw, because, well, it’s perfect. Leave me a sign I say, Show me a sign I pray, For a sign means more than you’ll ever know, A sign gives me hope.
She knows this will probably be the hardest thing she’ll ever have to do in her life. But she’s doesn’t doubt her decision for a second. She wants to do this for him. She’s never been a runner but she trains for months on end, mile after mile. It’s difficult but she knows pain and this- this is nothing close to what pain feels like. The big day comes around and she’s nervous, how couldn’t she be. Her boyfriend stands beside her and she knows how incredibly lucky she is to have a guy who would do this with her. The whistle blows and race begins. She prays to be strong, she prays to finish, she prays for him. She looks down at her number, 301, her father’s birthday and suddenly, STEPHANIE RATTY/The Daily Campus she has all the strength she needs. As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, Sadie Doyle remembers her uncle as a funLeave me a sign I say, loving family man.“He would do anything for his family,” she said. “He’s one of the bravest people I’ve ever Show me a sign I pray, had the pleasure of knowing.” For a sign means more than you’ll ever know, Though she was only in 4th grade, Doyle, a 3rd-semester communications major, remembers learning that A sign gives me hope. her firefighter uncle, Orio Palmer, had perished in the south tower of the World Trade Center. “He didn’t die for nothing,” Doyle said. My family wasn’t always big on signs but then again, She wrote “Leave Me a Sign” for an assignment in her senior year of highschool to pay tribute to Palmer. my family never knew tragedy. “I’m very proud. People should know we’re all doing fine, but his family would give it all back in a second,” Doyle said.
Amateur documentary with 9/11 footage provokes strong emotions from UConn students
To commemorate the events of Sept. 11 a decade later, the Leadership Legacy Experience hosted a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary “102 Minutes That Changed America” Wednesday in the Student Union Theatre. “We planned this event to honor the fallen and bring awareness to the necessity of leadership in crisis,” Jeremy DiGorio, a graduate assistant to the Leadership Legacy Experience, said. “We felt that this documentary pieced together footage from eyewitnesses to allow the perspective of civilians that witnessed the tragic events.” The History Channel documentary, which won four Emmy awards in 2009, was compiled from footage from more than 100 eyewitnesses in the New York City area on Sept. 11, including civilians, news footage and police recordings. The film ran in real-time during the events, beginning at 8:48 a.m., just after the first attack on the North Tower, and ending after both buildings fell, with a shot of the evacuation of New York City.
Much of the footage used in the documentary was disturbing, including shots of people trapped in the buildings, jumping from the towers and emergency calls from people unable to leave the building. As a result, Dr. Barry Schreier, the director of counseling and mental health services at UConn, was on hand to speak to any viewers who had difficulty watching the film. Joe Willamson, a 5thsemester secondary social studies education major said, “I thought the documentary was well made. The fact that it was all amateur footage helped capture the moment and made me feel like I was there. I was 10 years old at the time so I experienced it differently, but this puts a different perspective on it.” The documentary expertly fused many different camera styles and shots into a cohesive story. At first, intercut with shots from around the World Trade Center, were shots from the street and Times Square as bystanders struck by awe and confusion could do nothing but watch the events unfold. A witness to the events is heard saying “I hope it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hardy showed up on director Gavin O’Connor’s porch at midnight a few years ago, brimming with excitement about playing a fighter in a bizarre, violent fringe sport called mixed martial arts. “I flew out and knocked on his door to tell him why he should hire me to be Chuck Norris,” Hardy said with a grin. “At the time, when I read ‘Warrior’ the first time, I thought it was Chuck Norris he wanted.”
Hardy and Joel Edgerton both acknowledge they knew almost nothing about MMA when they signed on to star in “Warrior,” the biggest majorstudio film to date featuring the fast-rising sports. The two actors quickly figured out MMA isn’t about blood, rage and Chuck Norrisstyle beatdowns. They’re hoping audiences will enjoy getting a similar education about a niche pursuit that’s about to go mainstream. “Warrior” puts MMA in the
By Joe O’Leary Staff Writer
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Jeremy DiGorio, a graduate assistant to the Leadership Legacy Experience, spoke at this screening of the History Channel’s documentary “102 Minutes That Changed America” in the Student Union Theatre on Wednesday night.
wasn’t a terrorist attack” at 8:59 a.m., just as the attacks continued, and the film perfectly captured the resulting transition from shock to fear, and then to terror. Tyler Brin, a 3rd-semester exploratory major said, “I thought it was interesting
to see actual footage of the event. It’s good to see the events 10 years later, when I can understand what everyone was experiencing at the time. It was eye-opening.” The Leadership Legacy Experience also hosted “9/11: Ten Years Later” Thursday
in the Dodd Center. A panel of faculty discussed the outreaching effects of the attacks in their own disciplines and in the world ten years after they were first committed.
nation’s multiplexes Friday as the biggest major-studio film to date about the sport, and the critically acclaimed drama is leading a slew of MMArelated projects in various stages of production. The UFC also just signed a nine-figure broadcast deal with Fox, putting the sport’s dominant promotion on network prime-time for the next seven years. O’Connor knows why MMA is suddenly under Hollywood’s spotlight. Storytellers have always loved a good fight
— going all the way back to Theogenes, the mythical, undefeated Greek boxer referenced in “Warrior” — but the MMA cage is a fascinating, fresh visual locale for a scrap. “You can’t turn to anyone else, and there’s something so primal about that,” O’Connor said. “Two men entering a ring, and one guy walks out, one guy gets his hand raised. It’s just primal, and when you can use MMA, we haven’t seen it in cinema before. If we got it right,
which we take great pains to try to do, it’ll be something that’s new and fresh.” O’Connor first became intrigued by MMA more than a decade ago when he financed the completion of “The Smashing Machine,” director John Hyams’ 2002 documentary about early MMA fighter Mark Kerr. O’Connor has followed the sport ever since. “It’s beautiful and athletic as hell, and the evolution of it has been like a freight train,” O’Connor said.
Mixed martial arts goes mainstream in Hollywood
By Lauren Cardarelli Campus Correspondent
Reusable water bottles are environmentally friendly, durable for trekking around UConn territory, not to mention a stylish accessory with all the BPA-free plastic and stainless steel designs to choose from. Eco-bottles are so readily available nowadays, it is almost a slap in the face to Mother Nature not to use one! But how can you keep them clean? With flu season in the midst, no one wants germ or bacteria build-up lingering on their straw or around their mouthpiece. The moldy stench my fuchsia Nalgene emits every so often is just as stomachchurning as the notion of unseen microbial growth. Evidently I am not alone. “I put mine in the dishwasher and it smelled awful so now I wash it by hand,” admitted 7th semester communication science major Nikki Iadanza. Corryn Henry, a 5th- semester journalism and English double-major, has had her filtered Camelbak bottle for over a month and has yet to clean it, not knowing the proper cleaning protocol. I go without washing Nally for days yet the pungent odor I have experienced has been both perplexing and alarming so I decided to take action. I got to the bottom of my stinky situation through a simple Google search and wanted to share with you my findings. Here’s what I learned: According to the Chicago Tribune, storing your drink of choice in hot or damp places (the recent humidity could have been my culprit!) breeds bacteria, causing the bad smell and taste. Sugary drinks, especially, can encourage quick microbe growth, as explained in a National Geographic “Green Living” article. Before you take another sip from your sports bottle, wash it with hot soapy water. Make this a daily routine and consider purchasing a brush to get to the tough-to-reach areas. Opt for wide-mouthed bottles, which allows for optimal drying. Frequently wipe down the mouthpiece, especially if you wear lip balm or lipstick. “Instead of reusing disposable bottles, purchase a sturdy sports bottle with a flip-up or pop-up spout rather than a threaded mouthpiece,” Tricia McMillan reported in “Does Bacteria Grow When You Keep Reusing Your Water Bottle.” “This gives bacteria less opportunity to take hold on the very place you put your mouth.” According to a study conducted by the University of Calgary, 9 percent of elementary students’ water bottles were found to have significant levels of coliform bacteria, transferred from their dirty hands and multiplied in the closed space. Self Magazine suggests to put an end to this bacteria breeding ground by making your own sanitizing solution. Simply “mix a tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach in a gallon of water” and let the solution sit in the bottle for a few minutes before rinsing it clean. Air dry or thoroughly wipe down with a clean cloth. Don’t want to mess with bleach? Try using white vinegar! Just make sure you rinse with soap and water to rid the taste.
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Identity, power and the environment
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Carolyn Finney, a professor at the University of California, Berkely, spoke to students at Homer Babbidge Library Thursday evening. Finney. through speaking about her diverse life experiences and education, seeked to broaden the audience’s perspectives on how peoples’ identity interplays with their daily lives, and by extension, with the environment.
Mixed Emotions for ‘Rescue ‘Glee’ Emmy nominee reflects Me’s’ Bittersweet Sendoff on ‘New York’ episode
By Jason Bogdan Staff Writer In a bittersweet sendoff for the show “Rescue Me,” about a crew of eccentric firemen trying to live on with their lives after surviving 9/11, the series finale aired just days before the 10-year anniversary of the event. Though impeccable timing to be sure, if this was the reason the show lasted long enough for such a terrible past season (or rather, two), the idea felt less sentimental as these last couple of episodes continued to air. With storylines that led nowhere like the TV documentary debacle, characters like Janet and Franco that have turned entirely one-note, and some of the worst scene transition planning I’ve ever seen, the whole show turned into a frustrating mess, almost painful to turn on each week. After an awkward secondto-last episode with a meanspirited wedding-theme and a dangerous fire rescue scene poorly edited in, the writers seemed to just look at the audience’s faces with a smirk, then pulled the kill switch. Needless to say, I had some pretty low expectations for how “Rescue Me” was finally going to ride off into the sunset.
And, surprisingly enough, I was actually kind of right. Granted, it does begin with less forced despair than the previews made us all think. Before all his dead brethren, Lou gives a tearful speech that almost makes up for the fact that he was pathetically scrounging for cupcakes underneath filthy upholstery a few episodes ago. But in a clever move, it suddenly cuts to Tommy waking up to a reality where Lou was the only one killed by the building explosion. The scene that follows, with Tommy writing the events that led to his best friend’s death, is moving with his aged face of scorn as he types the summary. And then, I was reminded why I’ve had headaches after watching each episode of this season. Following the show’s recent style of having scenes that lead nowhere but confusion, Tommy visits Sheila and tells her of his retirement, ending with her suddenly becoming the annoying sexpot she used to be, telling him that he should continue fighting fires. It wouldn’t be so bad if everybody outside the firehouse hadn’t practically bullied Tommy to retire this whole season. The funeral scene that fol-
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Costume designer Lou A. Eyrich was just this side of gobsmacked upon discovering she and supervisor Marisa Aboitiz had been nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award for their work on the “Glee” episode, “New York.” “I just didn’t expect it,” Eyrich explained. “But I’m thrilled, obviously. But there is so much good TV on this season, so many great shows. And all the great period shows.” In fact, this year, all “Glee” competes against is period pieces: “Boardwalk Empire,” ‘’The Borgias,” ‘’Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men.” “So, it was, I felt like the little engine that could,” Eyrich said, “even though ‘Glee’ is not a little engine, obviously anymore.” Eyrich continued discussing her work on “New York” during a recent interview at an Academy-hosted reception celebrating costume nominees, held at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles. “We threw it together,” she confessed. “We landed in New York on a Saturday night, shopped all day Sunday, threw them in the clothes. Some of it
was done in L.A., but, literally, we just had to throw them out there in Central Park and on the steps in Times Square. And it just was so fun. And we just thought that, ‘Let’s just submit this one.’” From the episode’s first frame, a 360-degree pan of Times Square to actress Lea Michele in an eye-popping multi-colored mini coat, it was clear this wouldn’t be just any old “Glee” episode, at least in terms of design – starting with That Cat. It’s something Marlo Thomas easily could have worn on the ‘60s sitcom favorite “That Girl.” “We were told that they wanted it to be kind of a little nod to ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ and all the iconic New York places where we were going to shoot,” Eyrich said. “And they wanted it a little romantic and so with a little bit of ‘50s, ‘60s flair. So we just fanned out and shopped and that just magically worked. But then we didn’t want it to look too vintage. So we added it with fun tights and platforms and a little beret.” In fact, two of the characters, Kurt (played by Emmy nominee Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Michele) actually do have breakfast at Tiffany’s in
the episode. “And then they go perform on the stage of ‘Wicked.’ And just trying to come up with something cute and youthful, but that they would dress up for and again, threw it together in a day,” Eyrich noted, with a laugh. This marks Eyrich’s second nomination for “Glee” (“The Tudors” took the prize last year), but she’s certainly no newcomer, with credits dating back to Prince’s 1990 feature “Graffiti Bridge.” She’s worked regularly with “Glee” producer Ryan Murphy for more than a decade, with shared credits including “Popular” (1999-2001) and “Nip/Tuck” (2003-2010). But “Glee” is something even more special to Eyrich. “For me, personally, just seeing the effect that it has on people – I’ve never worked on a show that has brought people so much joy,” she said. “And then also one with more controversial topics that it brings it to the light. Then again, I think that Ryan Murphy is always good at making those social images, social issues come to light in a beautiful way.” The 2011 Creative Arts Emmy Awards is set for Saturday in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) – President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a book of newly released interviews with his widow, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She said her husband and his brother then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy even discussed ways to prevent Johnson from winning the Democratic nomination in a future contest. The book, “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy,” includes a series of interviews the former first lady gave to historian Arthur M. Schelsinger Jr. shortly after her husband was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. Over seven sessions, she recalled conversations on topics ranging from her husband’s reading habits to the botched Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. The book will be pub-
lished by New York-based Hyperion Books on Sept. 14. The Associated Press bought a copy on Thursday. JFK chose Johnson, a Texas senator and former political rival, as his running mate in 1960. But Jacqueline Kennedy told Schlesinger in the 1964 interviews that he often fretted about the prospect of a Johnson presidency. “Jack said it to me sometimes. He said, ‘Oh, God, can you ever imagine what would happen to the country if Lyndon were president?’” she recalled. “And Bobby told me that he’d had some discussions with him ... do something to name someone else in 1968.” Johnson was sworn in as president after JFK’s assassination and was elected to a full term in 1964. He declined to seek re-election in 1968. Jacqueline Kennedy said JFK, a Democrat, had named Henry Cabot Lodge, a Republican he had defeated for a Massachusetts Senate
seat in 1952, as U.S. ambassador to Vietnam because JFK was so doubtful of military success there. “I think he probably did it ... rather thinking it might be such a brilliant thing to do because Vietnam was rather hopeless anyway, and put a Republican there,” Jacqueline Kennedy said. JFK sent military advisers to Vietnam to help train the South Vietnamese Army to contawin communism. Johnson, as president, would later commit ground troops to the conflict. Jacqueline Kennedy painted an unflattering portrait of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in the book, calling him “tricky” and suggesting he was sexually adventurous. She said he had mocked her husband’s funeral and Cardinal Richard Cushing, who celebrated Mass at the funeral. “He made fun of Cardinal Cushing and said that he was drunk at it,” she said. “And things about they almost
dropped the coffin. I just can’t see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man’s terrible.” The book comes with eight audio CDs of the interviews. Jacqueline Kennedy’s voice is strong and clear, but the interviews are occasionally interrupted by sounds of her children, Caroline, who was 5 at the time, and John Jr., who was 3. The book barely mentions JFK’s assassination. In a forward, Caroline Kennedy says her mother had discussed the assassination at length with historian William Manchester but later sued to keep much of the material from being published until 2067. Caroline Kennedy said the interviews in the new book were “by far the most important” her mother, who died in 1994, ever gave. “My mother willingly recalled the span of her married life and shared her insights into my father’s private and public political personality,” Caroline Kennedy wrote.
lows shows just what shape the show has been in this season. There is an enjoyable rapport between the crewmembers, until Franco ruins the fun by being a stick-inthe-mud, and we all realize there is no real presence of Needles. The actual funeral is a decent mix of light humor and heartfelt remembrance… right after the show pulls a “Big Lebowski” and has Lou’s ashes literally blow up on his comrade’s faces. Finally, after Janet’s delivery scene that is even less believable than those in 1980’s sitcoms, the series has a final last scene with Tommy giving a drill-sergeant-like final speech to up-and-coming firemen. It is actually an appropriate final scene that sums up the serious message of the show that firemen are without question heroes to be praised, constantly risking their lives for others. Appropriately enough, he includes the many honorable firemen who sacrificed themselves to save lives during 9/11. And it is followed up with Lou coming back as a ghost to Tommy, saying how appropriate it is that his ashes were replaced by cake mix at his funeral.
Kennedy’s new book: husband scorned idea of Johnson as president
Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter arrive at their new home in Washington. Viewers will hear the former first lady speak with Arthur Schlesinger Jr. about life in the White House and with her husband.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Dozens of potential Jackson case jurors dismissed
Dr. Conrad Murray, singer Michael Jackson’s personal physician, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than half of the first panel of prospective jurors for the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor were dismissed because of hardship claims Thursday, signaling a long search ahead for those who will serve in the five-week trial.
And it is yet unclear how many prospects will be excused for disclosing strong opinions about Jackson, defendant Dr. Conrad Murray and the high profile case with which all potential panelists are familiar. When the judge asked whether anyone in the jury room was
unaware of case, not a single hand was raised. A larger than expected contingent of 187 prospects showed up for questioning Thursday. Court officials said that of those, 115 were dismissed and 72 remained to fill out lengthy questionnaires probing their views of the case in which Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death. Murray has pleaded not guilty in the case. A new panel of prospects was on call for Friday morning and questioning could continue Monday if a sufficient pool has not been cleared by then. The judge has said he wants 100 prospects available who have no problems with hardship and no views on their questionnaires extreme enough to require dismissal. Those who reported for duty Thursday appeared ready for the news delivered to them by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor: They had been summoned to serve on Los Angeles’ biggest trial of the year — the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. No one flinched at the announcement. And all indicated they had prior knowledge of the case. The judge was not surprised. “We didn’t expect you’d been living under a rock for the past several years, or that you made a pit stop from Mars,” Pastor said. Authorities contend Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in the bedroom of the pop superstar’s
rented mansion in June 2009, but attorneys for the physician deny he administered anything that should have been fatal. They will contend that Jackson swallowed an overdose of propofol when Murray wasn’t watching. Murray sat with his lawyers on one side of a long table and prosecutors on the other in the vast jury assembly room, which was transformed into a courtroom for the first round of a jury selection process that is expected to take two weeks to find a pool of 100 people willing and qualified to serve on the case. Those who passed the first hurdle of having no hardships were given a 30-page questionnaire to fill out. The judge said it was one of the most extensive such forms ever, probing jurors’ lives and their knowledge of a case focusing on the death of one of the world’s most famous men. “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen,” Murray said softly as he was introduced to the panelists. Attorneys also arose and greeted the prospects, who responded with a calm, “Good morning.” For the rest of the 20-minute session, Murray sat starting straight ahead, showing no reaction. The judge told prospects he had decided against sequestering the jury because he felt, “Jurors would, in effect, be prisoners if they were holed up in a hotel. “I chose not to follow that path,” he said “and by making that choice I am reiterating my faith in every juror chosen in this case.”
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Fashion’s Night Out
Singer Justin Bieber, left, and Scooter Braun attend the Fashion Night Out Dolce & Gabbana at the Dolce & Gabbana store on Madison & 69th street on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Justin Bieber met fans in a purple leather jacket at Dolce & Gabbana in New York, Michael Kors planned to mix it up with the Rockettes and crowds of fashionistas spilled into the streets of Paris Thursday as Fashion’s Night Out entered its third year. “I’m wearing Dolce & Gabbana head to toe,” said Bieber, who was signing D&G T-shirts ($195 apiece) for fans in Manhattan, one of hundreds of Fashion’s Night Out events worldwide. Fashion’s Night Out was started in 2009 in New York by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour as a celebrity-studded way to lure shoppers into stores during the recession, but it’s turned into a global shopping party. Retailers ranging from upscale boutiques to suburban malls to websites have embraced the nocturnal shopping extravaganza, which coincides with the start of New York Fashion Week and the important fall fashion season. At the jam-packed Bieber shirt-signing in the D&G boutique on Madison Avenue, nearly every adult shopper had a pint-sized companion, the boys with Bieber hair, the girls with lip gloss courtesy of free touchups to promote D&G lipstick. Stephanie Steinberg brought her 11-year-old daughter Caroline, who clutched her justsigned shirt after meeting the pop star. “I’ve never seen her speechless until now,” the mom said. D&G donated a portion of proceeds from the event to Bieber’s favorite charity, Pencils of Promise. In Paris, teenage girls mingled with grand dames in Chanel jackets and pearls inside luxury boutiques in the so-called “Golden Triangle” shopping district. Crowds were so thick they spilled off sidewalks and into the streets, much to the annoyance of taxis snared in the surge. Participating boutiques included Chanel, Dior, Prada, Armani and Ralph Lauren. “With the Champagne and the music, it’s like a party in here,” said Paris reveler Sandra Pauwels, 35, while sipping a cocktail at Ungaro. Milan, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and even Adelaide, Australia, were among cities participating worldwide. Celebrities at Fashion’s Night Out in London included actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who attended a Vogue party. In New York,
one of the longest lines was outside an Yves Saint Laurent boutique, where fans waited to meet rapper-turned-R&B star Nicki Minaj. Sporty American designer Tommy Hilfiger hailed Fashion’s Night Out as “a big celebration.” “Anna Wintour came up with such a genius idea, and it actually worked,” Hilfiger told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “I think it’s not just about the shopping that night, I think it’s the idea of getting out there – exposing the fact that fashion can be fun. ... It doesn’t have to be this serious thing that’s too expensive. Fashion and shopping doesn’t have to be anything but fun.” Getting face-time with his customers is another of the event’s positive side, said Hilfiger, who held court Thursday night at Macy’s Manhattan flagship with jazzy singer Joss Stone: “To see them and hear directly from them is pretty cool.” Last year’s extended hours and blitz of promotions and entertainment provided a measurable sales lift for merchants, said Michael McNamara, vice president of research and analysis for MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, which tracks cash as well as credit transactions. He estimated that sales nationwide at department stores and clothing chains were up 2 percent on Fashion’s Night Out last year, compared with the 2009 period that was limited to events in New York. Shoes and teen clothing fared the best, he added. Hilfiger agreed that FNO’s economic impact has grown wildly in the last three years. “People ARE shopping,” he said at Macy’s. “It’s 100fold compared to any other Thursday. We sell a lot of clothes.” Just as important, “it’s such a good time. People love to come out. ... It brings out people from all walks of life.” In Mexico City, which joined the global celebration for the first time, events included the opening of a four-day exhibit called “A tribute to Mexico,” in which 13 international designers, including Christian Cota of Mexico, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Tory Burch, created outfits for the hand-made Maria doll, a ragdoll with long braids adorned with colored ribbons, sold in tourist areas.
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Royalty Free Speech by Ryan Kennedy
I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Editor’s Choice by Brendan Albetski
Horoscopes To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Mercury in Virgo for the next 88 days leads to a phase of research and planning. Follow the advice of someone you respect to support home and family. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- The blueprint comes together. Practice leads to better skills, which pay off. Spiritual words from a trusted advisor hit the spot. Listen and learn.
Froot Buetch by Brendan Nicholas and Brendan Albetski
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- A work-related investment may be necessary. Keep your deadlines and promises, and stick to a well-proven plan. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- A new phase of deliberate and patient action begins. Follow the rules for best results. Connect with a distant colleague, and reaffirm an old bond. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- You get farther now through partnership. The challenge may seem difficult, but don’t worry ... you’ll think of something. Sometimes leadership is just showing up. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re in charge. Allow your instincts to contribute. Follow another’s experience to avoid making the same mistakes. They can tell you what pitfalls to avoid. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Enjoy spending time doing something you love today. You may have difficulty making work decisions, so do the research. Be patient with money. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Your intuition is heightened today, so take advantage. Your talents come in handy, especially now. Travel goes well. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- To ease any worry, write down the obvious factors for solving the problem. Analyze how it is now, and what’s needed. Schedule action items. Keep quiet about finances. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s easy to get overwhelmed by money and financial responsibilities now. Don’t fret, just be responsible and take it one step at a time. Stay in communication. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -You’re ready to make changes for the better now. Write a ‘to do’ list and get to work, one checkmark at a time. Make some wise choices (after careful research). Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s not necessary to overanalyze, but solid forethought will aim you in the right direction. Trust love and your spiritual leader, before you reach any tricky forks in the road.
Friday Classics - Because Being in the Past Makes You Cool Super Glitch by John Lawson
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» NFL FOOTBALL
Colts Manning to miss more games
In this Aug. 26, 2011, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, right, talks with head coach Jim Caldwell during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)— Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery for the third time in 19 months on Thursday and will miss not only their opening game but possibly the entire NFL season. Losing Manning for any time is a huge blow to the Colts and throws the race for the AFC South division wide open. The four-time NFL MVP hasn’t missed a game in 14 seasons, with 227 consecutive starts, including postseason. “Rehabilitation from such surgery is typically an involved process,” the team said in a statement, calling the procedure “uneventful.” The Colts said there would be “no estimation of a return date at this time. We will keep Peyton on the active roster until we have a clear picture of his recovery process.” Team owner Jim Irsay tweeted that the 35-yearold Manning would be out “awhile.” The Colts could have put Manning on injured reserve to open a roster spot, but it
would have meant not playing at all during a season that ends with a Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. Manning underwent an anterior fusion procedure to treat a nerve problem that still bothered him after his previous surgery, on May 23. Such a procedure usually involves making an incision in the front of the neck, removing soft disk tissue between the vertebrae and fusing the bones together with a graft. The goal is to ease pain or address a disk problem. Recovery typically takes at least eight to 10 weeks, said Dr. Victor Khabie, cochief of the Orthopedics and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York. He did not treat Manning, but is familiar with the procedure and how athletes recover from it. “It could be season-ending, seeing the piggybacking off of another surgery,” Khabie said. “But the athletes I’ve known over the years, I never count out because they are
such great competitors and such great healers.” If Manning recovered in 10 weeks, he could be back for a Nov. 13 game against Jacksonville, the week before the Colts have a bye. Dr. Andrew Hecht, director of spine surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, doesn’t believe the injury will prematurely end Manning’s career. Hecht, who works with the New York Jets and New York Islanders, said the biggest risk is healing. He said it typically takes three months for the fusion to occur, though some people heal faster. “The odds are that he’ll end his career when he wants to end his career,” Hecht said. Manning, who signed a fiveyear, $90 million contract in July, also had neck surgery in February 2010. Since being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in 1998, Manning has led the Colts to 11 playoff appearances, eight division crowns, two AFC titles and a Super Bowl championship.
» WOMEN'S TENNIS
Women's tennis looks to start season on good note By James Huang Campus Correspondent
A women's tennis player returns a shot in this photo. The Huskies will be playing the Fairfield Doubles Invitational this weekend in Fairfield, Connecticut.
The UConn women’s tennis team is going to be playing in the Fairfield Doubles Invitational this up coming Saturday at 9 a.m. in Fairfield. This will be the first meet for the team’s 20112012 season. “I am looking forward to our new senior captain, Alexa Gregory, leading our team on and off the court this weekend,” said coach Glenn Marshall. Having a new captain will help the Huskies start with a clean slate after a subpar season last year. The Huskies are looking to start anew and focus on present instead of the past. Senior Alexa Gregory will do her best
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Cross country heads to Rhode Island for Bryant Invitational
By Krishna Scully Campus Correspondent
After a strong start to the season with a first place finish at the CCSU Blue Devil Invite, the Huskies look to follow suit on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Bryant Invitational in Smithfield, RI. With confidence still high, coach Andrea GroveMcDonough has strategically removed the top runners from this upcoming meet. The team has advanced far beyond expectations very early in the season, but Grove-McDonough is looking to preserve and monitor the progress her athletes make. “I don’t want the girls to get too fast, too soon,” Grove-McDonough said. The team has been doing fewer intervals and has maintained a fair amount of anaerobic and strength training
exercises. With the top runners watching from the sidelines, Grove-McDonough has presented the opportunity for the other athletes to step into the spotlight. Running in this meet will be seniors Maureen Stringham and Christine Vogel, juniors Kimberly Moran and Jeanne Theleen, sophomores Cassondra Hunter and Cassandra Goutos as well as freshman Terra Briody. Coach GroveMcDonough still expects the win from these athletes as she continues to look towards more demanding and competitive races to come, hoping for a dominant victory identical to week one. Placing 4th last week in her first collegiate cross country meet was 5th year senior Meghan Cunningham, a triple sport athlete here at UConn. After using four years of soccer eligibility, Cunningham called on her track and field back-
ground and added to the success of the cross country team. “Although I am a veteran with a lot of experience on the track side of things, I am kind of a freshman in cross country with the sport being completely new to me,” Cunningham said. “I was excited to discover that there is a big emphasis on teamwork in cross country unlike track for the most part. It’s not all about individual performance, but more so how well the team runs as a unit. In order for our team to do well this year, we have to rely on everybody to do their part. Stepping onto the course with the team the other day, I could sense that everyone was pulling for one another. It’s a lot harder to let your team down than it is to let yourself down.”
to keep the team motivated and help them play as hard as they can. She performed extremely well last year and has what it takes to lead the team to success. The interesting format of the team’s first meet in Fairfield makes the prospect of victory rise even lighter. “The event we are in is a doubles only tournament. It has three different flights for each team to enter four doubles teams,” Marshall said. This format of competition will be new and interesting for the Huskies. Granted, they have never really played in this format before, but with this being the kickoff meet for a new season, the chances are high for the team to achieve success. They have
strengths in playing both singles and doubles. Every player on the team is talented and hardworking, which spells trouble for the currently unknown opponents they will face. But even with such power, this event won’t be a guaranteed win. There will be challenges the Huskies must contend with. “Our biggest challenge is practice time due to the wet weather," Marshall said. "We have missed the last three days of practice. Another challenge is finding compatible doubles teams. Our strength will be our continued hard work on transition play, approach shots, and volleys.”
Hometown kid Trumbo leads Angels’ playoff push
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)— Mark Trumbo knows more about the Los Angeles Angels than his teammates. He grew up 10 minutes from Angel Stadium, rooting for the club through every name change and logo swap. Nobody has to tell this slugging first baseman he’s in prime position to make a little franchise history alongside Tim Salmon, the only Angels player to win the AL Rookie of the Year award. “I talk to (Salmon) all the time,” Trumbo said. “He’s been really helpful to me. The guy has walked the walk, so it’s not just hot air coming out. He’s been there, he’s done it, and he’s done it in this ballpark. And he was my favorite player growing up, so that holds a little more (weight) for me, too.” The Angels are just grateful another hometown boy made good.
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Trumbo is the unlikely engine driving the Los Angeles offense in its playoff chase with Texas, leading the Angels and all AL rookies with 26 homers and 80 RBIs. After starting the season as a stopgap for injured Kendrys Morales, Trumbo has been the Angels’ most dangerous hitter—and barring a surge by Torii Hunter in the final three weeks, he’ll become the first rookie to lead the Angels in homers and RBIs. And to think, Trumbo was a secondary thought when the Angels reported to spring training. He simply hoped to build on his few weeks of major league experience with a backup role—but when Morales’ comeback from a broken leg stalled, Trumbo slugged his way into the lineup and wouldn’t leave. “What Mark has done is remarkable, and yet we’re not surprised with him,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
“We knew he had a great deal of potential, even if he wasn’t our top-rated prospect. He came up last September and showed us what to expect, and (Morales’) injury created an opportunity. He certainly grabbed it.” The 25-year-old Trumbo is quietly unimpressed with himself, insisting he knew he could be a star power hitter in the majors if only given the chance. He also resists comparisons to Salmon, who led the Angels with 31 homers in 1993. Salmon isn’t quite so shy. Now a broadcaster for his only major league club, Salmon cultivated a friendship with Trumbo during spring training. “I’m pulling for him like a coach would, because you’ve been part of that process of him getting here,” Salmon said. “He’s a big power hitter and a guy I could relate to, and I’m a guy he can relate to.”
Cerullo: Coaches all over campus remember 9/11 from COACHES, page 14 “Earlier this year, I was doing the U-18 Team, and I was talking to a young girl, and her Dad was actually in the towers,” Linstad said. “She said that her Dad couldn’t handle it, so they actually moved to Canada for a couple of years. It was really strange to meet somebody in this 10th year anniversary that it really had a huge impact on, and to speak to her and think about it and think, ‘The poor kid was just six or seven years old.’ Like really, this is what happened to the daughter, and then to be like, ‘Ok now we’re going to move to Canada.’” Linstad said the girl’s name was Rebecca Russo, and that her family has since moved back to the U.S. But her story highlights the impact that 9/11 had, even though most
of us didn’t leave the country as a result. “It kind of puts things into perspective, sports aren’t quite as important as we all make it out to be, you know?” Reid said. “But as everybody knows, it bound the country together and kept us all focused.” This weekend, we will reflect on where we are as a country today while remembering those who lost their lives on that day. “I still hold a moment of silence every Sept. 11 when we get to the field,” Penders said. “We’re running a clinic on Sunday, we’re going to have 80 to 90 kids on campus, so the moment of silence will be with them on that day.” And with all the rest of us.
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» MEN’S SOCCER
UConn men’s soccer treks to Tulsa By Greg Keiser Staff Writer
apathetic of the poll. “We don’t look at the rankings,” freshman goalkeeper Greg O’Brien said. “The Entering this weekend’s only ranking of concern for us matchups with Tulsa and SMU, is the NCAA seeding [after the the UConn men’s soccer team regular season].” is the NSCAA’s third best team Coach Ray Reid stated in the country, behind in the preseason, only North Carolina “Polls mean nothand Maryland. ing. We’re about tryThe ranking comes ing to win games.” after three wins to Regardless of begin the season: 2-0 vs. TULSA the polls, O’Brien over St. Francis, 2-1 admits that the team over Michigan State, 8:35 TULSA, has played well. In and 4-1 over No. 22 OKLA Reid’s 15 years at California. UConn this is only 91.7 WHUS Storrs, is now the highthe fourth team that est ranked Big East has begun the seateam, after previousson 3-0 according to ly top-ranked Louisville fell UConnHuskies.com. to North Carolina on Sunday. Going into the weekend, a The Cardinals fell to seventh. major storyline will be UConn’s Consistent with its view all sea- ability to continue their success son, the team continues to stay away from Joseph J. Morrone
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Junior Jossimar Sanchez handles the ball and moves up field. This weekend, UConn takes on Tulsa and SMU.
Stadium. “Basically the game plan is to not lose our composure,” O’Brien said. “We just have to prove that we can win on the road.” The team hadn’t yet done the scouting report on Tulsa or SMU at press time, but O’Brien stated, “These aren’t going to be easy games.” UConn has had the tools to keep winning thus far due in large part to freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake and sophomore forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf. “Andre is very good on crosses. Probably the best I’ve ever seen,” said O’Brien. “He is just a really good overall goalie.” The Jamaican goalkeeper’s success has been well documented since the preseason. That type of coverage comes with being a freshman starter for the third ranked team
in the country. “He is a little bit older than most freshman to begin with, so he’s mature. He’s fine,” O’Brien said. “He’s the new guy but we don’t treat him like the new guy.” Doudou Diouf shined in UConn’s win over California, contributing three goals to the 4-1 win. “Mamadou is playing really good, really hard. He’s just one of those players who’s really good,” O’Brien said. “If he didn’t get injured last year he would’ve had a lot more goals. He’s so quick and technical that he’s hard to defend and matchup against.” UConn plays Tulsa at 8:35 p.m. tonight and SMU Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Both games will be played in Tulsa with coverage on 91.7 WHUS.
» MEN’S TENNIS
Men’s tennis looks forward to strong season
By Michael Corasaniti Campus Correspondent
With four seniors in the top ten, the UConn men’s tennis team is going to reap the benefits of experience in looking to improve upon their solid spring campaign. Coach Glenn Marshall, who is entering his twentieth season as head coach of the men’s team as well as his fifteenth season as Director of Tennis, believes this year’s team will greatly benefit from its surplus of experienced players. “The strength we’ll get from our older players is going to be big,” said Marshall. “The knowledge and wisdom [the seniors] will bring will prove helpful.” Last year the team was led by Andrew Marcus, the lone senior lost to graduation. With Marcus, the Huskies went undefeated in their three non-tournament matches in the fall. This past spring the Huskies finished with an overall record of 8-8 and a 1-2 mark against Big
East opponents. The team earned a rare victory over Villanova in the opening round of the Big East Championships before dropping consecutive decisions to top-ranked Louisville and then DePaul in the consolation bracket to finish the season. This fall, the Huskies will be relying on senior captain Scott Warden to lead them through their fall invitationals and championships. Warden, who finished with a 9-5 record in the No. 2 singles spot last season, is now taking over Marcus’s top spot. “We’re definitely relying on a wonderful year from Scott,” Marshall said. “He played No. 2 a lot last year and really stepped up. He’s ready for the No. 1 spot.” Also a big help for the Huskies this year will be some of the younger talent joining the team on the court. “We’re going to have a couple freshmen in the starting line-up who should see action right away,” said Marshall.
Marshall is looking to focus on a few factors this season, including the team’s transition play, getting the guys more comfortable in coming to the net and the new doubles combinations. He will soon see exactly where his teams strengths and weaknesses lie when the Huskies return to the courts for the fall season this Sunday, Sept. 11 for the Fairfield Doubles Invitational in Fairfield, Conn. “Our doubles play is an area we’ll be focusing on,” Marshall said. “It will be nice to see how our combinations work out there this early in the season.” The team will be home this season for a match against Siena on Sept. 21 and the UConn Invitational a few days later. Amid regional championships and the three other invitationals the team is attending, the Huskies will have matches at Hartford, Bryant (R.I.), and Quinnipiac.
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A men’s tennis player returns a shot from an opponent in this Daily Campus file photo. This weekend, the Huskies look to start their season on a good note.
» FIELD HOCKEY
Field hockey team to face a pair of tough teams By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer
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A UConn field hockey player fights against an opponent to maintain possession of the ball against Syracuse. The Huskies are ranked No. 4 in the nation.
Coming off of an overtime win against Penn State, the UConn field hockey team will be putting their perfect record on the line as they host a pair of teams this weekend. Last Saturday, the No. 4 Huskies were able to pull off a nail-biting 2-1 overtime victory against the No. 8 Nittany Lions in Penn. The game’s winning goal was scored unassisted by back Kim Krzyk, who scored it 72:36 into the contest. “We were proud of our team’s effort in fighting back from a onegoal deficit on the road to win in overtime,” said Coach Nancy Stevens. “We played in front of the largest crowd to watch a Penn State field hockey game, so the atmosphere was great.” Marie Elena Bolles also recorded her first goal of the season, the Huskies’ first of the game, and goalie Sarah Mansfield
made some key saves to keep the Huskies in the game. “Our goalkeeper, Sarah Mansfield, had an outstanding game; making several key saves on shots and deflections,” said Stevens. “Our team got better as the game progressed and did a good job of maintaining ball possession in the second half. That being said, we need to generate more shots on goal. We are waiting for the perfect shot, which doesn’t exist. Shots on goal create opportunities to score. We need to create more of those opportunities.” Stevens is hoping her squad adopts that mentality this weekend as they face University of Albany on Saturday and Drexel on Sunday, both of which are home games this weekend. “Both Albany and Drexel play similar styles,” said Stevens. “Our tactics will be very similar for both opponents. Albany has a number of talented international players and they play an uptempo attack-
ing style. We must control the tempo of the game. Also, we have been focusing on our letting and pressing schemes during the first three weeks of the season, so these tactical pieces will be an integral part of our game plan. Both Albany and Drexel have good attack corner set pieces, so we will look to limit their opportunities by solving problems early rather than allowing the ball into our deep defense.” The No. 16 Great Danes are coming off of a 2-1 victory last Sunday at Northwestern. Their record stands at 3-1 this season with their one loss coming from a 2-3 loss against No. 20 Stanford. The Dragons on the other hand are coming off of a 0-2 loss against Duke last Sunday. Their record also currently stands at 3-1. “We have an opportunity to finish the weekend at 5-0,” said Stevens. “So that is our goal.”
Pasqualoni: Smith is dangerous and needs to be defended well from UCONN, page 14 Pasqualoni knows that Smith is dangerous and said that UConn would try to defend Smith, especially when Vanderbilt lines up in the spread offense. “He can line up in this spread offense, which they have in their system and run the spread well,” Pasqualoni said. “This guy’s a threat, he’s a threat with the zone read, he’s a threat throwing the ball, he’s a threat putting the ball down and running with it.” As for the Huskies’ starting quarterback, it hasn’t been decided who will start, and Pasqualoni could use three quarterbacks
again. Johnny McEntee started the first game of the season, but Michael Nebrich and Scott McCummings could both see time for the second straight week. Pasqualoni and Dave Teggart each tied historic marks in UConn’s 35-3 win over Fordham last week. Tomorrow Pasqualoni will have a chance to win his 109th game and pass Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer for the most wins in Big East history. Teggart tied Matt Nuzie on the top of UConn’s all-time scoring list. An extra point or a field goal will give Teggart over 259 points in his career. UConn’s all-time record against Vanderbilt is 1-1, with a win over the Commodores last. The Huskies are 2-2
all-time versus SEC opponents. UConn’s other win over an SEC school was the 2010 Papajohn’s.com bowl over South Carolina, and the Huskies lost to Kentucky in 1999 in Lexington. Playing in Tennessee will be a change from the New England weather UConn is used to. According to weather.com, Nashville will nearly hit 80 degrees for a high on Saturday. “It’s going to be hot, it’ll be a high tempo game, so we’re going to have to be prepared, we’ll be in the deep end of the pool,” Pasqualoni said.
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Red shirt junior defensive end Ted Jennings wraps up a Fordham player and brings him to the ground during last Saturday’s win. This weekend, the Huskies look to win two games in a row.
TWO Friday, September 9, 2011
Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Tomorrow Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 Iowa State 8 p.m.
Oct. 1 Western Michigan 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 Southern Methodist 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 BU 7 p.m.
The Daily Question Q : “What is the best game in college football this weekend?” A : “‘Bama vs. Penn St. Hands down.”
Oct. 8 West Virginia Noon
Oct. 15 South Florida TBA
Sept. 20 Boston College 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 St. John’s 7:30 p.m.
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Women’s Soccer (2-2-0) Today Boston University 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 Harvard 1 p.m.
Sept. 15 Syracuse 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 St. John’s 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 Louisville 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 Boston College 2 p.m.
Sept. 24 Providence 1 p.m.
Field Hockey (3-0) Tomorrow Albany NY Noon
Sept. 11 Drexel 2 p.m.
Sept. 17 Villanova Noon
Volleyball (4-3) Today Fairfield 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 Indiana State 10 a.m.
Sept. 10 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 New Chattanooga Virginia Hampshire 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Sept. 11 Sept. 16 Fairfield Dbls. Brown Invitational Invitational All Day All Day
Sept. 17 Brown Invitational All Day
Sept. 18 Brown Invitational All Day
Sept. 21 Siena 3 p.m.
Women’s Tennis Sept. 11 Sept. 16 Fairfield Dbls. Quinnipiac Invitational Invite All Day All Day
Sept. 17 Quinnipiac Invite All Day
Sept. 18 Sept. 23 Quinnipiac Army Invite Invitational All Day All Day
Men’s Cross Country Sept. 24 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Sept. 17 Ted Owens New England Conn. College CCSU Mini UMass Invite Invite Champ. Champ. Meet TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Women’s Cross Country Tomorrow Bryant Invite. TBA
Sept. 24 Roy Griak Invite. TBA
Sept. 24 Ted Owen Invite. TBA
Oct. 8 New Englands TBA
Oct. 15 Conn. College TBA
Golf Sept. 19-20 Sept. 26-27 Oct. 10-11 Oct. 15-16 Oct. 30 Adams Cup Hawks Connecticut Shelter Kiwah Island of Newport Invitational Cup Harbor All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day
Rowing Oct. 2 Oct. 22 Head of the Head of the Riverfront Charles All Day All Day
A fan makes his way into Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints.
THE Weekend Ahead Women’s soccer prepares for a dogfight against B.U. By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer Game to Attend: UConn women’s soccer vs. Boston University. Today, the Huskies will host the Terriers in a 7 p.m. game at Morrone Stadium. Coming off of a tough 1-0 loss against Virginia Tech, the Huskies were able to split the Wake Forest Tournament by taking the first game of the tournament 2-1 over Wake Forest. The Terriers, however, are coming off of a great weekend winning the Husky/Nike Invitational by beating Portland 2-0. Now the 2-2 Huskies will look to regain a winning record as they square off against the 5-0-1 Terriers. Game to Follow: UConn football at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 29 Head of the Fish All Day
The Huskies will travel to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend where they will face off against the Commodores. The Huskies (1-0) are coming off of a 35-3 routing of Fordham last Saturday in the season opener. The game highlight was
Running Back Lyle McCombs 141 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his first collegiate game. The Commodores (1-0) however have followed suit of the Huskies so far this season as they opened up their season in similar fashion as they defeated Elon 45-14. Another interesting note from last weekend’s contests was that both teams had a new head coach, who won in their debuts. UConn will have their hands full with this SEC opponent on Saturday as kickoff is at 7:30. Stat of the Week: 42. In his career at UConn, the late Bobby Rhine had a career tally of 42 goals, making him the seventh all-time leading scorer in UConn soccer history. Rhine, a graduate of the class of ‘98, is revered as one of the greatest Huskies the soccer team has ever had. He unfortunately passed on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rhine will forever be a Husky.
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-Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander after picking up his 22nd win, the 81st overall for Detroit.
Men’s Soccer (3-0-0) Today Tulsa 8:35 p.m.
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NCAA says Floyd must sit another game
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd must sit out another game and arrange to repay about $2,700 to charity before he is eligible to compete. The NCAA’s student-athlete reinstatement staff handed down its decision Thursday. Floyd sat out Florida’s season opener last week and will do the same Saturday night against UAB. The university declared Floyd ineligible for violating the NCAA’s preferential treatment rules. He received $2,500 over several months from an individual not associated with the university. Floyd used the money for living expenses, transportation and other expenses. He also received impermissible benefits prior to enrollment, including transportation and lodging related to unofficial visits to several institutions. Florida was not one of the schools. Based on mitigating circumstances, the penalty was reduced from a potential four games to two. In its decision, the reinstatement staff cited the totality of Floyd’s circumstances, including his personal hardship that led to the impermissible benefits being provided to Floyd by someone other than a legal guardian or family member. Floyd grew up poor and has recounted the time when he wore the same clothes to elementary school every day for months at a time. His biological father died when he was 3 years old, and the man he thought was his father over the next 12 years “didn’t treat me right growing up,” he said. Floyd left home at 15, moved in with grandmother and then bounced around from coaches to friends to other relatives. “We examine each situation carefully and consider all elements related to a studentathlete’s individual circumstances and the violation,” said Kevin Lennon, the NCAA’s vice president of academic and membership affairs. “This gives us the flexibility to tailor the conditions of reinstatement that take into account all details and are in the best interest of the involved student-athlete.” Florida can appeal the reinstatement decision to the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an independent panel comprised of representatives from NCAA member colleges, university and athletic conferences who are not directly affiliated with Florida. If appealed, Floyd would remain ineligible until the conclusion of the appeals process. Floyd, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound Philadelphia native, played in all 13 games last season and started two. He had 23 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss.
‘Monday Night Football’ stays on ESPN through 2021
(AP)—ESPN is betting nearly $2 billion a year that fans are ready for even more football on even more platforms. The network agreed with the league on an eight-year contract extension that keeps “Monday Night Football” on ESPN through the 2021 season, boosts the amount of programming shown on the already football-saturated family of networks, bringing it to more phones and tablets. The deal is worth $1.9 billion a year for a total of $15.2 billion over the length of the contract, two people with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no money figures officially were announced. ESPN’s current deal is worth $1.1 billion a year to the NFL. The new deal won’t change the NFL’s agreement to stream games only to Verizon phones, but Monday night games will be available on tablets for most fans who are already cable subscribers. ESPN’s expanded coverage for this season got started Thursday afternoon, when its daily—even in the offseason—“NFL Live” show doubled in length to an hour-long format. “Five hundred new hours of
programming, right now, starting today,” ESPN/ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer said during a conference call. “From our point of view, this is a great deal for the company. It really fuels our company 24-7.” The contract announced Thursday also includes expanded international rights, 3-D distribution rights and the right to show “Monday Night Football” and NFL studio shows on mobile devices. “Monday night, fans can watch the game on their iPad for the very first time,” Bodenheimer said. The NFL draws huge numbers for ESPN—and all of its network partners. According to the network, visits to the ESPN website spike on Sundays and Mondays. The network also says it gets heavy traffic from mobile devices and through apps that let fans monitor scores during football season. Bodenheimer said ESPN would not charge cable distributors more because of the deal, nor add on a surcharge. The deal, however, will probably give ESPN more pricing power— Bodenheimer said the deal will increase the value ESPN brings to cable companies.
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P.13: Florida’s Floyd to sit out another game. / P.12: Men’s Soccer heads to Tulsa. / P.11: Volleyball team travels to New Hampshire
Friday, September 9, 2011
Coaches reflect on 9/11
UConn football team travels to Vanderbilt
By Matt McDonough Sports Editor
Mac Cerullo I remember the day vividly. I was sitting in my 6th grade math classroom towards the end of the day, when the principal came on over the loudspeaker to make an announcement. “An American tragedy has occurred today,” he said, before asking us to keep the people of New York, Washington and Pennsylvania in our hearts and prayers. Nobody knew what he was talking about, and given that those were the days before cell phones and Facebook, I didn’t find out until I got home and saw it for myself on the news. I imagine a similar story likely unfolded that day for most of you as well. This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. For those who are old enough to remember, it was a day that will never be forgotten. I had a chance to speak to several UConn coaches about that day, and for some of them, the impact of that day was felt beyond their office or their field. “I remember we were in the office, it was a Tuesday I believe, and we were preparing for St. John’s on Saturday,” said men’s soccer head coach Ray Reid. “And [associate head coach] John Deeley came in and said ‘Put on the TV,’ and then they hit the first tower. We were shocked; everything came to a stop that day. We had friends at work there who got out alive, thank God, but friends were stuck in there trying to call people, it was obviously a real disaster of a day.” For Tim O’Donohue, associate head coach of the men’s soccer team, the day’s events were chillingly close to home. He was the head coach at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. at that time, which is directly across the river from Manhattan. “I saw the second plane go in,” O’Donohue said. “It was the worst, being scared for your loved ones and being familiar with the New York and New Jersey area and all the people that were in that building, seeing it go down was just beyond horrific.” O’Donohue also said he had a player who was supposed to be at the World Trade Center that day, but he was not there when the planes hit because he had been running late. Baseball head coach Jim Penders recalled a similar story when a former player of his thought he had lost his brother. “David Riccio, one of our former pitchers, came down the hallway and was obviously distraught,” Penders said. “He was very emotional and said that one of his brothers was in the World Trade Center… [Riccio’s brother] was fine, they couldn’t get ahold of him until later that night, but he was nearby in an adjacent building, it might have been World Trade Center Seven, the other one that went down late in the day.” “But he didn’t know that, the brother didn’t know that, he was obviously panicked,” Penders added. “And I realized that at one point and he was just standing there, as a coach you’re not used to hearing this but he said ‘Coach I just need a hug,’ so I gave him a hug. I was embarrassed that he had to ask me for it, frankly I’ll never forget it.” Women’s hockey coach Heather Linstad recounted an encounter she had recently with a young player whose father was at the World Trade Center when the planes hit.
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Paul Pasqualoni and the UConn football team had a successful debut to the 2011 season. After a win over FCS foe Fordham, the Huskies will make the trip down south and play FBS and SEC opponent Vanderbilt. Both teams are 1-0 heading into the match-up. “We’re going to need to have a good week,” Pasqauloni said on Tuesday. “Vanderbilt had a productive opening day, scored 45 points…We’ll have to 1-0, 0-0 be prepared to go down there and play.” The Commodores took care of Elon 45-14 at home. Larry Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for one. Smith was a thorn in the Huskies’ side last year 1-0, 0-0 at Rentschler Field and Sat., 7:30 p.m., although Pasqualoni wasn’t coaching UConn Vanderbilt in the Huskies’ win, Stadium he said Smith looked threatening on tape. “He’s pretty impressive in Rentschler stadium last year,” Pasqualoni said. “I put that film on I said ‘Holy mackerel, this guy’s pretty good.’” Last year UConn beat Vanderbilt 40-21 by scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half. Smith was part of the reason the score was 21-21 at halftime. Smith finished the game with 65 yards on the ground and threw for two touchdowns. In the second half, the Huskies defense figured Smith out and shut down the Commodore offense.
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Redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs carries the ball up the field against Fordham last Saturday. The Huskies take on Vanderbilt this weekend.
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» WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball team heads up north
By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer
The UConn volleyball team will begin play in a weekend-long tournament at the University of New Hampshire on Friday. Throughout the course of the tournament, the Huskies will play three matches against Fairfield, Indiana State and UNH. The team’s first match will take place Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Coming off of a disappointing four-set loss to Sacred Heart on Tuesday night, Coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien believes the key to the tournament for the Huskies is playing within themselves
and bringing their best effort to each match. “We’re our worst enemy,” said StraussO’Brien, “I don’t think it matters who’s on the other side of the net right now… we just have to do things on our side of the net, take care of the ball and execute the game plan.” Hopefully the Huskies can use their opening game of the tournament against Fairfield to build some momentum for the rest of the weekend, as the Stags come into the weekend at 2-5 on the season. On Saturday, the Huskies will play Indiana State late in the morning, which should prove to be a tough test as the Sycamores enter the tournament with a
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL vs. Fairfield, Indiana St. and UNH
4-3 record, matching that of UConn. To wrap up the tournament the Huskies will face off against the University of New Hampshire. The Wildcats have had a tough season thus far, sporting eight losses without a win this year, and would be the last test for the Huskies should they make a run at the tournament’s title. In order to do so, the Huskies will need a solid team effort throughout the weekend. Especially important will be the play of setter Angela Roidt, who needs to do a good job of spreading the ball around on the attack if the team hopes to be successful, and Jordan Kirk, who leads the team in kills so far this season by a wide margin.
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Junior Kelsey Maving warms up during the Huskies’ September 6 matchup against Sacred Heart.
» WOMEN’S SOCCER
UConn expects a dogfight with B.U. By Danielle Ennis Staff Writer
Nike Challenge. Prior to dropping the one-goal decision to the Hokies, the Huskies had back-to-back wins against Colgate and Wake Forest. The 2-2-0 women’s soccer team On the road, they defeated the No. heads into its second home game 15/17 Demon Deacons of Wake tonight against No. 20 Boston Forest 2-1. Junior forward Danielle University. Kickoff is Schullman scored her set for 7 p.m. at Joseph first goal as a Husky to J. Morrone Stadium. It come back from a 1-0 is fan appreciation night deficit. Her goal was and the first 200 fans after followed vs. Boston shortly will receive free pizza by a 30-yard strike from and a UConn soccer University sophomore midfielder t-shirt. Devin Prendergast. 7 p.m. The Terriers (5-0-1) In front of a crowd of MORRONE 2,000, the Huskies handare off to their best start since 1996, coming off Wake Forest their STADIUM ed a 2-0 win against No. first loss of the season, 8 Portland. The Huskies silencing Top Drawers have a 3-3 all-time record against national freshman of the year, Katie the Terriers and have lost the last Sengel. Even while outplayed by four meetings. the Hokies, sophomores Jennifer UConn is looking to bounce Scogerboe and Prendergast were back from a 1-0 loss against No. 25 named to the Wake Forest Nike Virginia Tech at the Wake Forest Challenge all-tournament team.
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Junior Julie Hubbard sends the ball up the field. Tonight, UConn takes on the Boston University Terriers.
Prendergast leads the offense with four points on two goals. Julie Hubbard follows behind with three points on a goal and an assist. Jessica Dulski has been named the Big East goalkeeper of the week after her shutout against Wake Forest. On the season, Dulski has tallied 22 saves and one shutout. Her recognition comes one week after being named to the Big East honor roll. “I think that this year we have a great team with really good chemistry,” said Schullman. “We all love each other and want to do well for ourselves, each other and our coaches. We have a very solid team with a lot of potential to make it far this year.” Tonight’s game marks the third consecutive nationally ranked opponent for the Huskies.