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Corn ‘King’ for food industry By Kimberly Watson Campus Correspondent
MOOVE ON OVER TO HORSEBARN HILL Students can enjoy activities against scenic backdrop of UConn farms. FOCUS/ page 7
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Last night, the film “King Corn” was shown at the Student Union Theater as a UConn Honors Council Environmental Committee event. Following the film, Charles Rhodes of the UConn NRE Department and Food Marketing Policy Center discussed the film’s relevance to the food industry as a whole and its effect on our nutrition. “King Corn” explores the adage “you are what you eat” by examining the food industry, specifically the journey that corn takes from the field to your plate.
In the film, college friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis journey to Iowa. The government will pay them $28 to grow one acre of corn. From there, the two men begin growing the corn, first fertilizing the field by spraying ammonia and then dousing the field with another weedkilling spray once growth occurs. The whole process of planting seeds in the entire acre takes them only 18 minutes. Cheney and Ellis then leave Iowa to find out what will become of their corn, and learn that their crop will most likely go to either the corn ethanol, livestock feed or food industries. A large percentage of corn crop becomes high
fructose corn syrup, which is used in a wide variety of foods from soda to granola bars. Cheney and Ellis also learn that the corn produced today has been genetically engineered to yield higher quantities and be more resilient. As a result, however, the corn is not even edible until processed and its nutritional value is considerably decreased. Corn is a substantial part of our daily food intake. The film depicts an example of the prevalence of corn in our diet with a McDonald’s meal. High fructose corn syrup is used in the soda, corn-fed
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Charles Rhodes, of the UConn NRE Department, spoke with the audience about corn’s many uses.
McMahon Dining Hall Candidates spar to expand by Fall ‘11 over vision of AG office » POLITICS
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A DISH BEST SERVED COLD UConn looks to exact revenge on Providence. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: MANDATING PAID SICK LEAVE A GOOD IDEA Companies should be required to provide paid sick leave to employees. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: GOP files protest against MErrill GOP claims that Merrill called herself a lawyer despite expired license. NEWS/ page 2
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Changes are in the works for McMahon Dining Hall. By next fall, it will have a new international theme. The changes, which are four years in the making, will involve building out the front of the dining hall, so that the patio will be glassed in. Construction will take place over the summer, so normal dining operations during the year will not be affected. In terms of dining, the menu will be changed so that a mix of international recipes will be served. For the last few years, Dining Services has been selecting recipes provided by foreign students. It is still being decided whether or not American dishes will be offered. McMahon has been selected as the international dining hall in part because the Global House Learning Community is located there. While UConn has been trying to increase its number of international students, the changes to McMahon are the independent project of Dining Services, and have been in the works for several years. One reason for the future changes is to meet the needs of foreign students at the university.
HAMDEN (AP) — The next four years in the Connecticut attorney general’s office will not be like the last 20, the majorparty candidates for the position said Monday. The office’s focus after Democrat Richard Blumenthal leaves were among the topics discussed during the second debate between Democrat George Jepsen and Republican Martha Dean. The event took place at the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Grand Courtroom in Hamden. Jepsen and Dean are vying to replace Blumenthal, who has held the office for 20 years and is seekFILE PHOTO/The Daily Campus ing the U.S. Senate seat being The front patio of Brien McMahon Hall, pictured, will soon be encased in glass to expand vacated by Christopher Dodd, who is retiring. the dining hall’s seating capacity. Jepsen, an attorney from According to C. Dennis Pierce, becoming more of a global com- Ridgefield, defended Blumenthal’s tenure, saying he has built an director of Dining Services, one munity,” Pierce says. of the ways Dining Services tries Joe Sparacino, a senior actuarial “extraordinary record” as attorney to meet the needs of students is science major, likes the idea of general. Jepsen even called on his by providing them with comfort serving more international dishes. opponent to apologize for accusfoods in addition to healthy meals. “It attracts a lot of people,” he ing Blumenthal of dropping the The university, he says, hasn’t says. “There are a lot of different ball during the debate of same-sex marriages in the state. done as good a job at provid- cultures here.” “You can disagree with him ing international students with Olivia Drabichi, a senior French on issues, but I think you should enjoyable meals as they have for » PIERCE, page 2 include that Dick Blumenthal has other groups of students. “We are
HARTFORD (AP) — Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy said Tuesday they’re hoping their next debate in the governor’s race focuses more on the issues as they face criticism for being too negative during exchanges in the past week. They’re scheduled to face off in another live, televised debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Garde Arts Center in New London. The event is sponsored by The Day of New London and WTNH-TV. The negative tone of their debate last week and their continued combative exchanges have been questioned in recent blogs, newspaper columns and media interviews. Several people interviewed in downtown Hartford Tuesday said they were getting fed up with the negativity. “It’s ridiculous,” said Greg Curtin, a 57-year-old corporate lawyer and Democrat from Wethersfield. “The tone of the debates is just hard to take.” “It seems like we’re reaching
new highs in terms of negativity,” said Jeff Becker, a 45-year-old Republican-leaning investment manager from Avon. “I think it turns the voters off.” Last week’s debate included the following comments, in no particular order: Malloy: “Tom, you really don’t understand government at all, do you?” Foley: “Dan, again, maybe you should go back and take a civics class on Connecticut government.” Malloy: “Tom, you are so disconnected from the people of this state, it’s unbelievable.” Foley: “It appears clear to me ... he doesn’t really understand state government. You really need to do a little bit more homework.” The candidates, who are vying for the post being vacated by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, launched similar verbal salvos in joint appearances in the days after the debate. They’ve also been bashing each other in TV ads.
Gubernatorial candidates criticized for negativity
been nothing but honest while serving,” Jepsen said. Dean, a lawyer from Avon, referred to Jepsen as “Blumenthal-lite” and accused her opponent of pursuing the attorney general’s office to further his political career. “I believe that my opponent is really using the office of the attorney general to be some sort of a super-legislator,” she said. “He’s been a legislator, a career politician. That’s honorable, but that’s not what this job is all about.” Jepsen said that although he is a former state Senate majority leader, he described himself as a “career lawyer.” He also said that while he admires Blumenthal’s work, he will not be a carbon copy. “Martha ran against Dick Blumenthal in 2002 and it seems she’s been running against him ever since,” Jepsen said, referencing Dean’s previous failed bid for the attorney general’s office. “I’m your opponent in this race and I think you’ll find that George Jepsen is not afraid to be his own person.”
THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
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UConn students write facts about the AIDS virus throughout campus this week. Here, outside of CLAS, a student walks by a chalk drawing.
What’s on at UConn today... Reproductive Rights Committee Meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Student Union 421
Richard Blumenthal Meet and Greet 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Student Union North Lobby
Adam Golaski 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. UConn Co-Op Main Floor
Human Rights Film Series 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dodd Center Konover Auditorium
The committee raises awareness about and promotes reproductive rights.
Attorney General and senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal is coming to campus to hear your questions, comments and concerns.
Golaski will read from “Color Plates,” a collection of his short fiction.
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GOP chairman files protest against candidate
HARTFORD (AP) — The chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party says he’s filing a complaint against a secretary of the state candidate for claiming to be an attorney despite not practicing law for decades. Chris Healy filed the complaint Tuesday with the Statewide Grievance Committee saying Democratic candidate Denise Merrill has called herself a lawyer despite having an inactive California law license since 1980. Merrill’s spokeswoman Patty McQueen called Healy’s complaint “frivolous”. The issue was first reported by the Hartford Courant. Merrill’s website says she worked as an attorney before running for the state House of Representatives in 1992. The word attorney has an asterisk with the note “licensed to practice in California”.
National GOP governor’s group targets Conn. Dem
HARTFORD (AP) — The Republican Governors Association is jumping into Connecticut’s competitive governor’s race, launching an ad that accuses Democrat Dan Malloy of being fiscally irresponsible. The television ad was released Tuesday. It marks the first ad the RGA, which calls its buy “significant,” has aired in the state during this year’s election. The spot accuses Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, of increasing his city’s debt and “pushing for a property tax hike so steep that an oversight board had to step in.” A Malloy campaign aide says the ad includes “false and misleading attacks.” The Democratic Governors Association recently began running a TV ad that criticized Malloy’s GOP rival, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, of mismanaging a Georgia textile mill and laying off workers — a claim he denies.
Two Norwalk workers charged in alleged scam
NORWALK (AP) — Two Norwalk city workers have been charged in an alleged scam involving weight scales and cash payments at the city’s garbage transfer station. Forty-seven-year-old Robert Grover of Norwalk and 49-yearold Francis Antunes of Trumbull, employees of the Department of Public Works, were arrested Saturday on multiple larceny charges. They’re to appear in Superior Court Oct. 19. Police say Grover and Antunes allegedly fixed the weight scales and accepted cash payments in violation of city policy. Authorities say an audit found that the outgoing tonnage didn’t match the incoming tonnage.
Calif. agency pulls stem cell poetry off website
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attempt to lighten up the heavy subject of stem cells through poetry has backfired on the California agency that manages the state’s $3 billion research fund. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine decided to hold a poetry contest to commemorate Stem Cell Awareness Day last Wednesday. But it later pulled the winning entries from its website because of religious language in one of the works. The poem “Stem C.” begins, “This is my body/which is given for you,” and ends with, “Take this/in remembrance of me.” The words echo language used during Holy Communion in many Christian churches. The conservative California Family Council called the poem blasphemous. The agency apologized in a statement for any offense the poem may have caused.
Man charged with growing marijuana in front yard
ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — Most people growing marijuana illegally at least try to hide it from authorities. One man in central Florida was allegedly growing the plants in his front yard. Agents with the Osceola County Investigative Bureau arrested and charged Bryan Hartman on Monday for cultivation of cannabis. Authorities said Hartman had 17 marijuana plants — some as big as seven feet — that could “easily be seen from the roadway.” The roots were growing in planters in the front of his St. Cloud house, just south of Orlando. Hartman was booked into the Osceola County Jail. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that grew into an inferno that killed two firefighters and burned 89 homes might have been extinguished sooner if officials had better coordinated an aerial assault on the blaze, a congressional panel was told Tuesday. Dozens of foothill residents who lost homes during the Station Fire north of Los Angeles packed a hearing room to listen to U.S. Forest Service officials and other fire leaders defend their tackling of the arson blaze. The Station Fire broke out Aug. 26, 2009, and eventually burned more than 250 square miles to become the largest wildfire ever in Los Angeles County and the 10th largest in California history. A long-running question has been whether enough was done to bring aircraft into the fight early in the process. Rep. Adam Schiff said a formal request should have been made the night the fire began.
A congressional panel on Tuesday looked into the U.S. Forest Service’s initial response to last year’s gigantic Southern California wildfire.
“They didn’t make the formal request for the aircraft and no one today was able to tell us why,” Schiff said after Tuesday’s hearing. Planes finally arrived at 9 a.m. the next day, after the blaze had ballooned in size.
Many of the issues raised at the hearing have been detailed in previous reports about the fire in and around Angeles National Forest. “Everybody was behind the curve,” retired Forest Service worker William Derr told the
panel. “There was numerous missed opportunities to get this fire under control in the early stages.” Derr testified that the crew of an air tanker leaving the scene of another fire had offered to make a retardant drop on the Station Fire on the morning it began to explode, but the tanker was told to go elsewhere. Will Spyrison, the Forest Service division chief at the fire, told the panel he wasn’t aware of the claim that an aircraft had been offered. Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron said treacherous terrain and overhead power lines made it hard for aircraft to work. Schiff, a Democrat who represents communities in the fire area, organized the panel of Congress members to hear from representatives of the Forest Service and other agencies, outside experts and residents to shed light on firefighting procedure and how it might be revamped.
For gay youths, middle school can be toughest time NEW YORK (AP) — By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn’t bear to enter the cafeteria. Instead, she ate lunch alone on the cold, hard bathroom floor, propped against a wall.Sometimes Mann, who had known she was gay for about a year but dared not tell anyone, would cut herself on the arms with a razor blade. Her long sleeves hid the evidence of her misery from classmates and family. “Everyone’s trying to figure out who they are in middle school,” says Mann, now 18 and a high school senior in Newport, Rhode Island, where she is active in a gay students group. “They turn into vicious people. They are really insecure, and they exploit someone else’s differences so people won’t see who they are.” With recent stories of anti-gay bullying and tragic suicides of gay youth in the news, experts say they are increasingly seeing evidence that middle school is the toughest time for gay youth — a time of intense self-discovery, but also one when bullying
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Isaiah Baiseri heads a gay-straight alliance group at his high school. Baiseri says he started to realize he was gay when he was 11, in the 6th grade.
and intolerance is at its peak. Evidence collected over the past few years indicates it’s at this age — 11 to 13 or 14 — when many youngsters real-
Movie shows the depth of America’s dependence on corn, connecton between government and agriculture
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beef in the burger and corn oil to make the French fries. Essentially, the movie illustrates how much of our society relies on the corn industry, what interconnections exist between the government and the corn industry and how our health is affected. After the film, Rhodes conducted a discussion that centered on health issues as a result of the corn industry, and the way in which the industry is subsidized by the government. “The fact that the farmers were only concerned
and linguistics-philosophy major, says she is fine with the way things are. She says she might enjoy eating at the new dining hall, but it would depend on what the menu is. “I may or may not like it,” she says. Antoine Gary, a junior African American Studies major, approves of the planned changes. “I love food from all over the world. Food allows us to learn about different cultures,” Gary says on why the dining halls should offer international food. “Through food, you can travel all over the world.”
ize they are gay and consider coming out. Some take the plunge, and some don’t. Yet it’s a difficult time for such identity struggles, because it’s an age
when being different feels the most painful. “We know that kids are much more likely to be cruel-hearted then,” says Michele Borba, an educational psychologist and frequent commentator on parenting issues. “They’ll pick on anyone who is different. Peer pressure is huge. Kids desperately want to fit in and be included.” Indeed, the rates of violence against gay youth in middle school are almost twice as bad as in high school, says Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. She says 20 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender high school students questioned in a 2007 school climate survey reported physical assault, while 39 percent of LGBT middle schoolers reported the same. And yet the answer is not to stay closeted, says Byard and others. Her group’s 2009 study found that coming out, while obviously making students a target for bullies, is also a hugely positive thing for gay students of any age — correlating with higher self-esteem, lower depression and a greater sense of belonging at school.
about the profit and didn’t care about the quality of the products was amazing,” said one student. Another student questioned whether the farmers were at fault here, or whether the government was to blame for the falling standards of crops. “Does the system have to be like this? No,” Rhodes said. “Could we have done it and maintained nutrition? Perhaps, but that has not been the main value over the last 50 years or so. This is where we are at now.” “If you find a way to make it cheaper for everybody, everybody wins, or so it seems,”
Rhodes said. “Only the recent development of corn has enacted a type of trade off. The money spent on quality food may be outweighed by healthcare expenses in the future.” Rhodes also discussed how the industry has changed throughout the years. “Everything was going to be automated, and better and bigger because technology was just going to improve things,” he said. “But we traded quality for this.”
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In Tuesday’s edition, “Socialism alive on UConn campus,” by Hina Samnani, said that congressional candidate Christopher Hutchinson participated in anti-immigration ICE raids. He did not participate in them, he protested against them. UConn Youth for Socialist Action was also misnamed as UConn Youth Socialist Action.
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Study: Legal pot won’t stop Cartels
SANTA CRUZ, California (AP) — Mexico’s drug traffickers are likely to lose customers in America’s largest pot consuming state if California legalizes marijuana, but they won’t lose much money overall because California’s residents already prefer to grow their own, according to a study released Tuesday. That means the proposal on the state’s November ballot to legalize marijuana also will do little to quell the drug gangs’ violent and sophisticated organizations that generate billions of dollars a year, according to the study by the nonpartisan RAND Drug Policy Research Center. Californians, who make up one-seventh of the U.S. marijuana market, already are farming marijuana at a much higher rate than in neighboring states and tend to buy domestic rather than smuggled marijuana, the study found. Tuesday was harvest day on a medical marijuana farm in Northern California, where dozens of volunteers cut, trimmed and processed hundreds of shopping bags full of freshly snipped buds. “We’re already growing our own in California, and what happens in California so goeth the nation,” said Valerie Corral, who helped found and runs a Santa Cruz medical marijuana collective. “Legalizing marijuana might undercut Mexican marijuana sales, but it isn’t about to derail the cartels. It will just shift their focus.” California voters will decide next month whether to legalize and tax their own recreational use of marijuana. The measure is closely watched in Mexico, where more than 28,000 people have died in drug violence since Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon launched his crackdown on organized crime in late 2006. Both Calderon and President Barack Obama agree the vast profits cartels collect in the U.S. — estimated by federal authorities between $18 billion and $35 billion a year — fuel drug wars south of the border. RAND found that less than $2 billion of those profits come from marijuana and that losing the California marijuana market would cost cartels about $180 million — or 3 percent — of all the money they make exporting drugs to the U.S. Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the California proposition is of critical importance. “We are watching very closely, very closely, to what will happen in November. We are not certain what impact it will have on Mexico,” he told The Associated Press in an interview last week.
Conn. Senate debate focus: trust, jobs, wrestling NEW LONDON (AP) — The crux of the final Connecticut Senate debate on Tuesday came down to trust, jobs and professional wrestling. Republican Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, tried to paint her Democratic opponent, longtime Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, as a career politician who has “a difficult time telling the truth,” mentioning the instances when he misspoke about his military record. Blumenthal shot back, saying he would not be lectured by someone who has badly treated her employees, bringing up how seven wrestlers have died since the newcomer politician began her quest last year to fill the seat now held by the retiring Sen. Chris Dodd. “The people of Connecticut know me and they have taken the measure of my character over 20 years,” Blumenthal told the packed crowd at the Garde Arts Center in New London, which became unruly at times. McMahon, who acknowledged the WWE has “pushed the envelope” over the years with its programming, said she remains
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Richard Blumenthal speaks during a debate at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Tuesday. Blumenthal, the Connecticut Attorney General, is battling Republican Linda McMahon, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO for U.S. Senate.
proud of the company, which she said has created an average of 20 jobs a year over the last 28 years and expects to hire an additional 100 to 140 workers next year.
When accused by Blumenthal of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby against efforts to crack down on adult entertainment being marketed to
children, McMahon said she was pleased the company’s programming has become PG-rated and said “it’s insulting to the millions of people who watch WWE”
for Blumenthal to suggest “it is somehow less than quality entertainment.” The two candidates are locked in a tight race that’s become increasingly heated. Outside the theater Tuesday, hundreds of supporters for both candidates tried to shout down one another. Blumenthal supporters, many representing local labor unions, brought a huge inflatable “fat cat” with the name tag Linda McMahon around its neck. The cat held an inflatable worker, which hoisted a sign that read: “Don’t cut my minimum wage,” a reference to McMahon’s recent comments about how future minimum wage increases should be closely scrutinized to make sure small businesses are not being harmed. McMahon’s supporters, meanwhile, kept chanting “Linda! Linda! Linda!” and waving her trademark blue campaign signs. Much of the debate, the third matchup between the two candidates, focused on jobs. McMahon spoke of the need to provide businesses with “an environment of certainty” when it comes to regulations and taxes, so owners know whether they can risk hiring more workers.
Fort Hood shooting hearing unexpectedly stalled
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military hearing to determine whether an Army psychiatrist should go to trial for last year’s deadly Fort Hood shootings was unexpectedly stalled Tuesday, without testimony from any of the dozens of survivors, after defense attorneys requested a monthlong delay. Col. James L. Pohl, a military judge acting as the investigating officer in the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan, said he would rule Wednesday on the defense request to start the Article 32 hearing Nov. 8. Lt. Col. Kris Poppe said Tuesday the delay was necessary because of certain issues but did not elaborate. He said attorneys needed a day to prepare the request in writing, and Pohl adjourned the hearing until Wednesday. “We’re not operating on a time limit or clock,” Pohl said. “We’ve got to protect everybody’s right.” Hasan, 40, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 attack, the worst mass shooting at an American military base. The Article 32 hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial. Hasan’s lead defense attorney declined after the hearing to say why the defense team asked for the delay or explain the issues mentioned court. “Nothing can be said,” John Galligan said. “We have work to do.” Even the start of Tuesday’s proceeding was stalled for
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John Kennedy, Editor in Chief Taylor Trudon, Commentary Editor Cindy Luo, Associate Commentary Editor Michelle Anjirbag, Weekly Columnist Arragon Perrone, Weekly Columnist Cassie Schmidt, Weekly Columnist
Mandating paid sick leave a good idea
he New York City Council recently proposed a bill that would require larger businesses to offer nine days of paid sick leave for their employees and smaller businesses to offer five days.Though Mayor Michael Bloomberg has indicated that he intends to veto the bill, it has received enough votes from the council to pass and override a veto. Other cities and states should pay heed to New York City. Paid sick leave is advantageous to the working environment and should be necessary nationwide. According to the Daily News, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that only 37 percent of workers in the lowest-income sector employed around New York City have the option of paid sick leave. These are also the workers already least likely to have medical or disability benefits. Their current working status is already disadvantaged. Opponents claim that the bill would be too costly, with official estimates saying that it would cost 39 cents more per hour for each worker, leading to an increase of about $332 million a year. Other sources report much higher costs, but applied to disproportionately large companies instead of a combination of both large and small businesses alike. Regardless of the extra money that may be necessary, the status quo is already costing us. “Presenteeism,” which occurs when sick employees arrive at work and infect their colleagues, costs the national economy $180 billion in productivity loss, according to BLS. Paid sick leave should not be a privilege for the rich, but rather one granted across the board. Benefits for employees will cost money, but healthier and happier employees make for better ones. According to the BLS, only 33 percent of workers earning less than $10.50 per hour receive paid sick days. The people who can least afford a day of unpaid sick leave are the ones who currently only have the option for unpaid sick days. Sick employees who cannot afford to take days off not only infect other workers, but also don’t have the opportunity to rest and recover. Pregnant women working in the lowest sector may have to forego important prenatal care because they cannot afford to take a day off. Paid sick leave is important for workers in all socioeconomic classes, but especially for the working class. This bill, and others like it, has the potential to help all workers in society and should be passed. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
I went to Buckley Dining Hall yesterday and had one of the best meals of my life... am I in the Twilight Zone? You know that you’ve got a serious problem with procrastination when you start cleaning your roommate’s side of the dorm instead of studying for an exam. People who “reply all” to UConn listserv should be banned from Huskymail. The highlight of pulling an all-nighter last night was seeing the InstantDaily as soon as it was posted. In the class that is supposed to be the culmination of my engineering degree, we made paper airplanes. I think I’m ready for the real world now. Just played “Never Have I Ever” with my RA. Guess who’s flashed a homeless man? “Dear Stall Door: what sad days you have seen. What with crying girls, gleeful phone calls and those heart-rending farts! It’s sad that you cannot publish a memoir.” - A lone appreciate (Monteith bathroom) The only thing consistently worse than Buckley’s menu is UCONN-SECURE. Dear bed, I’m sorry I haven’t given you as much attention as you deserve. I promise to be much more dedicated to sleeping with you. I wish the girl living directly below me would realize that her singing echos up through the radiator...and that she shouldn’t quit her day job. To whoever peed on my windshield in S lot, you owe me five bucks for the car wash!
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Socialism still dangerous for US
ocialism is kicking and screaming in the United States, and communism may be close behind. The bailouts, healthcare reform and personal ignorance of socialism’s historic depravity have put our nation on a slippery slope built with the best of intentions. This dangerous road is difficult to recognize and is often glossed over with distorted appeals to universal themes like compassion, selfsacrifice and social justice that have been taught to adolescents starting By Arragon Perrone in high school. But socialism is Weekly Columnist socialism, and communism is communism, and no flowery adjectives or twisted logic can change their definitions. As college students debate these topics, these definitions become essential. Definitions are important because they set the foundation for discussion. Nowadays, politicians toss around words like “hope,” “change” and “the people” without defining what those terms mean. The Oxford English Dictionary defines socialism as “a theory or system of social organization based on state or collective ownership and regulation of the means of production, distribution and exchange for the common benefit of all members of society; advocacy, or practice of such a system, esp. as a political movement.” The definition continues, “any of various systems of liberal social democracy which retain a commitment to social justice and social reform, or feature some degree of state intervention in the running of the economy.” Current economic thought advocates this very thing, from the highest levels of government to college and high school classrooms. In high school, I spent four years with religion teachers who told me that social justice was not only a logical means to protect human rights, but a mandate that every Christian must follow. To justify their beliefs,
they selected horrible acts of violence carried out by murderers and revolutionaries (the assassination of Archbishop Romero in El Salvador, the brutal murder of Sister Dorothy Stang by loggers and ranchers operating illegally in the Amazon) and extended the blame to all defenders of capitalism, selfreliance and personal responsibility. After high school, I saw a disturbing number of my peers (a high rate for what is only supposed to be 2 percent of registered voters in Connecticut) become personal advocates of agrarian Marxism, anarchism and even outright socialism.
“People have to work for their money...they cannot turn to the government or their parents when the money runs out.” From my perspective, socialism and its off-shoot, communism, stayed bottled-up in the classroom until the economic crisis in September 2008, when President Bush ordered the bailout of the failing U.S. banking system, instituting the policy of corporate welfare. As a result, if government bureaucrats subjectively deemed certain businesses were too big to fail, the government could step in. President Obama took the country further down the socialist road when he advocated healthcare reform as a right and responsibility that the government should provide to all of its citizens (hence the term “universal healthcare”). Doing so, he incorporated “social justice and social reform, or…some degree of state intervention,” as the definition states, into his administration. And he followed the definition perfectly. Another contemporary step on this perilous road is socialism on college campuses. Many young adults openly condemn busi-
nesses, the profit motive and entrepreneurship. Most of these comments are made in private. Instead of capitalism, these people urge anarchy, communal agriculture and, most significantly, the end of capitalism. But the real world is not and cannot be like this. The world is not a utopian Horsebarn Hill where people can discover nirvana with weed and a guitar. The world is not a place where everyone can be flexed into food lines because their parents (the government) will just find a way to pay for it. In the real world, people have to work for their money. Unlike Wall Street and college students like us, they cannot turn to the government or their parents when money runs out. That would be socialism. We young Americans would not be having this debate about socialism 20 years ago. But since the Soviet Union no longer exists, we teenagers and 20-year-olds no longer have a point of reference for our neo-socialist musings. We do not understand how quickly socialism can turn into its off-shoot, communism, “a system of government in which all economic and social activity is controlled by the state,” according to the OED. Perhaps our rising generation thinks that it can do what past generations could not: make socialism, or even communism, work on a large scale. This idea is woefully naïve. Doing so assumes that human nature has changed since the 1920’s. But if it can change, it can’t be human nature. We Americans cannot throw aside past experience with socialism, apply it to America and expect a different result. This might be a worthwhile thought the next time students gather around a table, drinking coffee on a cold fall day, thinking of how nice it would be if capitalism did not exist.
Weekly columnist Arragon Perrone is a 5th-semester English and political science double major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
Negative campaign ads don’t provide insight
ith Election Day less than three weeks away, campaigns are entering the final stretch, trying to make the arguments that will sway the few undecided voters left. To do this, many campaigns in Connecticut are relying By John Giardina on negative, personal Staff Columnist attacks. T h e s e attacks, however, inhibit the ability of voters to choose wisely and the ability of potential officials to fulfill the duties of their offices. Negative campaigning has always been a fixture of American politics, but in the age of television and Internet, this type of campaigning is more pervasive than ever. It seems that not a day goes by when a new attack ad is not posted online or shown on television. Any campaign with a website can post anything they wish on the Internet, allowing candidates to post the most sensational ads possible, trying anything to grab attention and go viral. These ads use shameful techniques to sway voters. One recent ad for Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for senator, insinuates that her opponent,
Democrat Richard Blumenthal, is a liar. The ad claimed Blumenthal said McMahon supported a reduction in the minimum wage. The ad refutes this, then goes on to tie the comment to his entire record, asking, “What else is he lying about?” With this ad, McMahon took a comment that Blumenthal made, which she disputed, and used it to insinuate that he was a lying, dishonest person. This changes the ad from one that refutes specific statements from the opposing campaign into one that makes a serious personal attack against a candidate. This type of attack campaigning is not confined to any one party or candidate. In last week’s gubernatorial debate, Democrat Dan Malloy responded to an ad that Republican candidate Tom Foley released, saying that, in general, “Tom doesn’t like to tell the whole truth.” Again, this is an example of a candidate calling his or her opponent a liar. A charge like this should not be taken lightly, as it destroys the discourse of the campaign and causes many other damaging effects. First, it distorts the information presented to voters. Second, it changes the way candidates govern. Personal attack
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ads make it difficult for voters to get a clear picture of either candidate since these ads don’t have to be substantiated by fact. One common example is campaign ads that charge that a candidate is not connected with “mainstream” America, or that a candidate is not a “real” American. There is no way to disprove this, so it can be said in any circumstance. All the campaign needs to do is provide a few pieces of the opposition’s past that they say supports their claim.
“These ads use shameful techniques to sway voters.” Because any one action can be used against a candidate to make wild claims about his or her character, politicians who are in office often become increasingly cautious. They shy away from making decisions because it could be used in an attack ad against them. This has the effect of stopping elected politicians from performing their jobs correctly. If the correct decision, the one that will
help the candidate’s constituents, can in some way be misconstrued in an attack by the opposition, a candidate will not make that decision. This destroys a governing process where elected officials are supposed to make decisions in the best interests of the people who elect them. But the question remains: Why do candidates continue to use these tactics? Because these ads work. During the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Malloy only began catching Ned Lamont in the polls when he began running negative ads. The public cannot rely on the candidates to police themselves. They will always use the tactics that work best to get them elected. Voters should stop supporting candidates who rely heavily on negative campaigning. Using their votes, they must force candidates to campaign on the issues that affect government, not on petty personal attacks. If this happens, then politicians can get back to focusing on what matters: running the government.
Staff Columnist John Giardina is a 1st-semester economics major. He can be reached at John.Giardina@ UConn.edu.
has decided not to sign a bill that would make it difficult for homeowners to fight foreclosure. Why is Obama all of a sudden so sensitive about people being kicked out of their house. Oh yeah, right” –Jimmy Fallon
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Carin Goes to College by Carin Powell
35 Harrow rival 36 Puppeteer Tony 37 Weasel 38 Listening device 39 ÷ follower 40 Tied in the harbor 41 1963 Burton role 42 Picks 43 “Mon __!”: Poirot exclamation 44 Book read by millions 47 Traveling 48 Communicate digitally? 49 “Pay __ mind!” 50 Get rid of 52 Magnesium has two 53 Passé 54 Cultural Revolution leader
Super Glitch by John Lawson
7 Case in a purse, perhaps 8 Elder or alder 9 Trunk growth 10 D.C. setting 11 Like some accidents 12 Joan of “Knots Landing” 13 Longtime Syrian ruling family name 18 Consequently 19 Pizarro victims 22 Womb-mate 23 Vintner’s prefix 24 Outback critter 26 Yeasts, e.g. 27 Eight-time British Open host town 28 Greek leader? 29 M.D.’s specialty 33 Show signs of age, as a roof 34 1950s Niners Hall of Fame quarterback
Classic JELLY! by Elise Domyan
Across 1 Mr. or Mrs. 5 Furtive message 11 New Deal prog. 14 Toon predator __ E. Coyote 15 First pro team to play on artificial turf 16 Used to be 17 Challenges for an interviewee 20 Serious religious dissents 21 Elite Eight org. 22 Trinidad’s partner 24 Digital greeting 25 Not even close 30 __ the finish 31 Seventh of eight, now 32 Japanese drama 33 Bar shot 34 “May I help you?” 37 Neptune, for one 39 It may be raw 40 Journalism bigwig 44 Goof 45 Kind of will or trust 46 Greek vowel 47 “If you ask me ...” 51 Defied tradition 55 Spy novelist Deighton 56 It’s attractive 57 Earthenware pot 58 Big name in ice cream 59 Church councils 60 Fix up
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The Daily Crossword
Poop by Michael Badulak
Aries - Combine creative effort with your favorite person. Two heads are better than one when solving today’s tasks. Don’t spin your wheels alone. Taurus - Get your associates to focus on work early in the day. If you wait until later, you lose valuable rhythm. Listen to ideas from the oldest team member.
Cancer - Someone grabs the leadership position and causes some stress. To maintain creative output, remind them of their core commitments. Acknowledge the team.
Dissmiss the Cynics by Victor Preato
Gemini - Co-workers must act as a unit to achieve best results today. Blend your talents into your projects. You achieve almost seamless results.
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Leo - Focus intensely on the creative aspects of your work at home today. Don’t worry about practical outcomes just now. There’s time enough for that tomorrow.
Nothing Extraordinary by Thomas Feldtmose
Virgo - If you want to climb a mountain today, make sure to bring all necessary equipment. Fresh air and good company make the day sweet. Libra - Take extra time with your appearance today. A difficult task seems easier when you know you look your best. Relax at home in private celebration.
Bucephalus by K.X. Ellia
Scorpio - Today you see the value of recent efforts. Stress eases when you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Take care with written communications. Sagittarius - Passionate dreams come true today, by combining efforts with a trusted group. If everyone works together, you get the desired results. Capricorn - Group members see the value of major changes to a project already in motion. Stick to practical procedures to get your part done. Aquarius - Hopefully, you have the supplies to utilize your talents. The results are so great that they move others to tears. This is a good thing. Pisces - A group member decides to grab the chief’s role. Go along with this for today in order to get anything done. Make logical changes for best effect.
Pundles and Droodles by Brian Ingmanson
Why the long Face by Jackson Lautier
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Judge orders ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday immediately stopping enforcement of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, suspending the 17-year-old ban on openly gay U.S. troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ landmark ruling also ordered the government to suspend and discontinue all pending discharge proceedings and investigations under the policy. U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal. Pentagon and Department of Justice officials said they are reviewing the case and had no immediate comment. The injunction goes into effect immediately, said Dan Woods, the attorney who represented the Log Cabin Republicans, the gay rights group that filed the lawsuit in 2004 to stop the ban’s enforcement. “Don’t ask, don’t tell, as of today at least, is done, and the government is going to have to do something now to resurrect it,” Woods said. “This is an extremely significant, historic decision. Once and for all, this failed policy is stopped. Fortunately now we hope all Americans who wish to serve their country can.” Legal experts say the Obama administration is under no legal obligation to appeal and could let Phillips’ ruling stand. Phillips’ decision was widely cheered by gay rights organizations that credited her with getting accomplished what President Obama and Washington politics could not. “This order from Judge Phillips is another historic and courageous step in the right direction, a step that Congress has been noticeably slow in taking,” said Alexander Nicholson, executive director of Servicemembers United, the nation’s largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans. He was the sole named veteran plaintiff in the case along with
the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights organization that filed the lawsuit in 2004 to stop the ban’s enforcement. Gay rights groups warned gay troops not to make their sexual orientation public just yet. Aaron Tax, the legal director for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, said he expects the Justice Department to appeal. If that happens, the case would be brought to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, where the decision could be reversed. “Service members must proceed safely and should not come out at this time,” Tax said in a statement. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a Republican, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, the military’s top uniformed officer, have both said they support lifting the ban. But Gates and Mullen also have said they would prefer to move slowly. Gates has ordered a sweeping study, due Dec. 1, that includes a survey of troops and their families. President Obama agreed to the Pentagon study but also worked with Democrats to write a bill that would have lifted the ban, pending completion of the Defense Department review and certification from the military that troop morale wouldn’t suffer. That legislation passed the House but was blocked in the Senate by Republicans. Gates has said the purpose of his study isn’t to determine whether to change the law — something he says is probably inevitable but up for Congress to decide. Instead, the study is intended to determine how to lift the ban without causing serious disruption at a time when troops are fighting two wars. “The president has taken a very consistent position here, and that is: ‘Look, I will not use my discretion in any way that
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2010 picture, from left, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Cadet Mara Boyd and Petty Officer Larry Whitt, stand together after they handcuffed themselves to the fence outside the White House in Washington during a protest for gay rights.
will step on Congress’ ability to be the sole decider about this policy here,’ “ said Diane H. Mazur, legal co-director of the Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California at Santa Barbara that supports a repeal. Government attorneys had warned Phillips that such an abrupt change might harm military operations in a time of war. They had asked Phillips to limit her ruling to the 19,000 members of the Log Cabin Republicans, which includes current and former military service members. The Department of Justice attorneys also said Congress should decide the issue — not her court.
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Phillips disagreed, saying the law doesn’t help military readiness and instead has a “direct and deleterious effect” on the armed services by hurting recruiting during wartime and requiring the discharge of service members with critical skills and training. “Furthermore, there is no adequate remedy at law to prevent the continued violation of servicemembers’ rights or to compensate them for violation of their rights,” Phillips said in her order. She said Department of Justice attorneys did not address these issues in their objection to her expected injunction. Phillips declared the law
unconstitutional after listening to the testimony of discharged service members during a twoweek nonjury trial this summer in federal court in Riverside. She said the Log Cabin Republicans “established at trial that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act irreparably injures servicemembers by infringing their fundamental rights.” She said the policy violates due process rights, freedom of speech and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances guaranteed by the First Amendment. Phillips is the second federal judge in recent weeks to throw the law into disarray. A federal judge last month in
Tacoma, Wash., ruled that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back as soon as possible. Barring an appeal, Maj. Margaret Witt who was suspended in 2004, will now be able to serve despite being openly gay. Gay rights advocates have worried they lost a crucial opportunity to change the law when Senate Republicans opposed the defense bill last month because of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal provision. If Democrats lose seats in the upcoming elections, repealing the ban could prove even more difficult — if not impossible — next year.
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Mooove on over to Horsebarn Hill Ghosts of boyfriends past By Alessandra Petrino Campus Correspondent
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(Clockwise from top right): A group of UConn students cooldown after a scenic run on top of Horse Barn Hill; the horse barns that UConn owns houses Quarter and Morgan horses, which are used for riding lessons and shown off at shows; students taking animal science classes work with the livestock.
Students can enjoy activities against the scenic backdrop of UConn farms By Stephanie Ratty Campus Correspondent
Ever wonder what really happens behind the red doors and white picket fences of Horsebarn Hill? For many UConn students, the livestock business in Storrs remains a mystery. But with the help of an insider, we have gotten a glimpse of more than just rolling hills and the occasional cow. Mairead Raftery, a 5thsemeseter animal science major, frequently works with the animals in her classes.
“Back in the day, UConn used to be one of the premiere poultry schools,” Raftery said. With about 2500 fowl on site, that yields plenty of eggs for production. While most animal products on the UConn campus are not used in dining halls, more than 200 dairy cows do supply milk for the famous Dairy Bar ice cream. Holstein cows, the classic black and white spotted breed, are most plentiful on campus. They are given affectionate names such as Disco, Almond, Haley and Denali and are milked three times a day, Raftery said.
In fact, for every 305-day lactation cycle, each Holstein dairy cow produces up to 28,000 pounds of milk to be pasteurized. But don’t expect to see many males in this barn. “Being a high-producing dairy bull is harder than getting into the NBA,” Raftery said. Just down the hill, students can visit with the beef cattle. Be careful though, these cows are a lively bunch. “Black angus cows tend to be fiery and annoying,” Raftery said, letting one of them nibble at her hand. The bulls, given names like Matrix and Legend after their
fathers, are massive animals with plenty of spirit. Adjacent to the bulls is a collection of handsome Quarter and Morgan horses. “Morgan horses were used during the civil war as cavalry horses,” Raftery said. “The Dairy Bar even has a sundae named ‘The Morgan,’ with coffee and espresso crunch, that means their personality.” The university is home to a slew of horses, and students are eligible to take riding lessons certain times of the year. “One thing about this farm is that it’s absolutely picturesque,” Raftery said.
“I definitely think this is one of the prettiest places on campus come fall.” Raftery is not alone in her opinion, as plenty of art students, with easels in tow, were painting the October scene onto their canvases. Students are welcome to visit several areas of Horsebarn Hill and spend time interacting with the animals, going for a jog or picnicking under a leafy tree. Just be sure to wipe your feet and be prepared for a horse to nibble at your T-shirt or a baby calf to suck your thumb.
(From left to right): Helen Mirren, with actor John Malkovich, attends a Cinema Society screening of ‘Red’ at Museum of Modern Art, in New York, on Sunday; in this publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Helen Mirren is shown in a scene from, ‘Red.’
Mirren finds herself crowned new queen of action
NEW YORK (AP) – Helen Mirren is so good playing a veteran spy in “RED” that her costars are starting to wondering whether she’s really acting. The ensemble cast, which includes Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as retired CIA operatives, has reached a consensus that Mirren is the most likely to be a real-life undercover agent. “She’s just there listening to what you’re saying, taking notes, and all of a sudden you feel a little stabbing pain back here, and you’re on the floor,” Willis jokes.
Mirren’s feminine wiles could be an asset. “I don’t think any man would be looking for an alterative motive because they’d probably be overwhelmed by her charms,” says co-star Mary-Louise Parker. Willis stars as Frank Moses, a former black ops agent who recruits his former colleagues, an aging A-team now deemed Retired and Extremely Dangerous – or RED – to find out who is trying to kill them. “Weeds” star Parker joins as office worker Sarah Ross, inadvertently pulled into a
deadly pursuit by Moses, her long-distance love interest. As former sniper Victoria, the 65-year-old Mirren wields a semi-automatic as gracefully as she arranges flowers. Mirren, the Oscar-winning actress whose screen credits include “The Last Station” and “The Queen,” admits she was nervous about becoming an action star but says working with Willis eased the transition. “I was very lucky in our leader Bruce, a huge movie star, but he’s also an incredibly down-to-earth, welcoming, hardworking geezer,”
she says. “He’s a good geezer, and personally, I love a good geezer.” Mirren says she looked to domestic diva Martha Stewart with her “gracious intelligence combined with a steely determination” to create the lethal, yet elegant character. Despite her best intentions and a reputation for a rockhard body, Mirren spent little time training physically for the role. “I’m terrible; I’m so lazy,” Mirren says. “Every time I start a film I go, ‘I’ve really got to get fit for this one.’ OK. I’ll start tomorrow. ...
And then only two weeks to shooting, ‘I better start now.’ I’m afraid that’s the story of my workout ethic.” Freeman’s ailing Joe Matheson springs himself from a retirement home, and Malkovich’s ultra-paranoid Marvin Boggs emerges from his underground bunker to join the team of unlikely heroes. Willis says “RED,” which opens Friday, packs in the action, comedy and romance but acknowledges, “At the end of the day I’m just waiting for that shot of Helen on that .50-caliber machine gun, tearing it up.”
The end of a relationship is always arduous. The initial closure is painful, the days afterward are difficult to get through and it can take weeks, months or even years even, for a person to get back to normal. But does a person ever fully let go after a relationship ends? Driving down the street, memories of being with that certain special person can come flooding back. Remembering holding hands in the town park, or that freezing fall day where you watched him play sports outside with his friends. The way he wrapped his arms around you to keep you warm; the way he kissed your cold cheek with his warm lips, thanking you for being there with him. The memories of the two of you are everywhere. There’s no escaping them. The song that you two used to sing together comes on in the car. You smile, and then become sad. You thought after all this time, after all these months, you had let go and moved on. But such a small memory can affect you for days on end. His voice comes back into your head; those words that would make you laugh, the ones that made you smile for days after the conversation had ended, are swirling around in your head. The guy that sits next to you in English class wears the cologne that you are all-too familiar with. The one you miss smelling on your clothes after cuddling with him. You get the point. He’s everywhere. Therefore, do we ever let go of past relationships? Or are we forever reminded of the one we want, the one we can’t have? Do we ever truly move on after a relationship ends? And if so, what does it take to get to that point? Someone who has recently gone through a breakup, who chose to remain anonymous, said, “I think it is possible to let go of the feelings you had for another person, but if you truly loved the person you will always care for them, wish the best for them and cherish the moments you shared,” adding “the best thing for me was to let go of as much as I could immediately after the relationship ended, and keep myself busy with other things. It’s hard to do but it definitely will make things less painful in the long run.” This weekend, a friend of mine that recently ended a two-year relationship asked me if I thought it was too soon for her to start dating again. She’d said she didn’t feel strange about it, but wanted to know what I thought. I told her as long as she was happy then it didn’t matter how long it had been since they’d broken up. A day later, her ex-boyfriend, another friend of mine, told me he’d hooked up with someone new. “It felt weird. It didn’t feel right,” he’d said. So, when does it stop feeling weird? When does one get to the point where the questions about ending a relationship and starting a new one stop? “I think you just need to experience something new. Like you’ll think it’s weird,
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Gamers are treated to a cinematic experience thanks to the fluid FUNimation in Twisted Pixel’s Comic Jumper. The game combines fantasy with manga comics to create virtual worlds.
Comic Jumper is fun to look at, not so fun to play
By Jason Bogdan Campus Correspondent After beating Comic Jumper, it confirmed my assumption after the awesome ‘Splosion Man that Twisted Pixel is my favorite downloadable game developer. Between an absolutely incredible amount of polish to the presentation and humor that goes far beyond what itsprevious works had, Twisted Pixel has created a fantastic experience that shows that even low noteworthy gameplay can’t stop a game’s awesomeness when everything else is absolutely on fire. Comic Jumper tells the tale of Captain Smiley and his wise-cracking sidekick Star. They have to guest star in different comic books to get enough popularity to get out of cancellation. It’s an entertaining way to have a game with lovingly-created virtual versions of modern fantasy and manga comic books with some great starring characters.
But the superb graphic novel appearances would mean hardly anything if the story wasn’t any good. Thankfully Comic Jumper provides a hilarious story that’ll have you laughing from beginning to end with endless selfreferential jokes of multiple volumes from movie references, to crude commentary from Star to the shockingly insulting (wait until you see Origami Kid…yeesh). If
you liked the hysterical live action footage craziness from ‘Splosion Man then you’ll be absolutely floored with what Comic Jumper has. To top it all off, it has tons of amazing voice work (if you’re a fan of FUNimation’s work like I am you’ll recognize much of the talent) that makes the riot of a script even more entertaining. It uses that hefty, almost-2GB download to make one of the greatest
Comic Jumper X360
The Good -A great assortment of sports that’ll make you appreciate
bocce ball at least a little bit more -The Playstation Move definitely proves itself as a good motion peripheral with its fantastic use here
-Everything else about this game is a 10 in my opinion but the good-at-best gameplay turns it down a bit. After all this is a video game
these classics alongside newer games, and games inspired by these classics can be found on many an online game site. In fact, two series of Atari Flashback consoles, which featured many of the original games hardwired into a modern-TV compatible update of the console, were released in the early 2000s. Though the Atari 2600’s day has been over for a while, it remains a videogame system that undoubtedly influenced greatly the course of the modern video game industry.
Continuing from this week’s Focus Favorites, it does bring up a good question of how long a new video game is worth its original price. By that I mean: how soon does a video game lose its value over time due to a sequel, improvements in graphic quality, or just smooth game mechanics. Borderlands isn’t the only game being re-released this fall. There’s also a GOTY version of Uncharted 2 and the three Sly Cooper PS2 games being HD-ified onto one Blu-Ray disc for PS3. Next year will also see some downloadable re-releases of Beyond Good & Evil and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath to boot. Uncharted 2’s rerelease will certainly fly because it’s only one-year-old and it was a really awesome game, but Beyond Good & Evil had stealth game mechanics that will definitely not age well 2003. Unlike other media like movies or music, video games have quite a higher amount of depth to their overall value. I could give my younger cousins the original Super Mario Bros. and they’ll have fun for sure, but Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be like night-and-day for them and me as well. It’s more than just the audio/video, it’s the controls for Mario, the more creative level designs, and the amount of stuff you can do within the game with proper guidelines. I actually didn’t play Super Mario 64 until about four years ago and I could not believe games have gotten away with so many vague objectives back then. But a game doesn’t even need to be years old to have it seem irksome to buy at full price. Whenever I go to GameStop I see the recent and popular games conveniently shelved behind the register, but in two weeks it seems to be banished from the wall shelves where 70 percent of the games are put. Between the many pre-orders (or as web series Red vs. Blue calls it: extortion) of guaranteed new game purchases, it’s no wonder I have such a backlog of incomplete and untouched games to go through in the bleak summer months. The decreasing value is obviously not a bad thing though. Until the end of time, humans will love spending the least amount of money they can as possible and video games are certainly no exception. Recently buying a PS3 for me provides a massive library of $60 games that are now in the $20-30 range. Sometimes I feel bad for the game developers when a really great game gets a major price cut only months after its release, but patience totally has its rewards for the gaming crowd. It’s an expensive hobby, but the consistent amount of new experiences that can be had with video games are endless and the ones we forget are there for some retro and cheap fun. So don’t feel bad when you’ll buy Dead Rising 2 for way less than $60 after a few months.But you should at least sometimes buy a game at full price (if you have the money of course) to properly support all the hardworking game developers out there.
presentations I’ve ever seen in a video game. But, yeah, the part when you actually play Comic Jumper is when the awesome meter decreases a bit. It isn’t bad per se. For what it’s worth, it takes mechanics of classics like Gunstar Heroes and Sin & Punishment that are a fun old school way to plays. But the occasional cruel checkpoint spots and unrelenting hordes of enemies makes the game feel like a chore at times. But when you summon the Twisted Pixel special move, its comedic live action goodness made me remember why I love this game so much: it’s overflowing with comedy and charm that just don’t see in many other video games. In short, if you don’t mind some repetitive gameplay for hours of laughs and beautiful comic book representations, then you’ll get more than your money’s worth with Twisted Pixel’s latest and greatest: Comic Jumper.
Atari made video game history 30 years ago
By John Tyczkowski Campus Correspondent Thirty-three years ago, this very week, a little-known company named Atari, Inc released a machine that would effectively create the modern home video game industry. The Atari VCS, later known as the Atari 2600, which was a box about the size of a modern laptop, but about twice as thick, clad in faux-wood paneling, blasted onto the scene on Oct. 14, 1977, for just $199, according to gamecareerguide.com’s article “A History of Video Games.” It came bundled with two control pads, featuring a long joystick and a single red button, two controllers featuring a spinning wheel and a single red button, and a simple, multiplayer-only game called Combat. The Atari itself was not revolutionary. The Magnavox Odyssey, released in 1972, predating even Home Pong, was the very first home videogame system, according to magnavoxodyssey.com. But, the Atari had one key feature that opened up the home video game market in a way the Odyssey had never touched on. Whereas the Odyssey had its games hardwired into the system’s computer architecture, the Atari had cartridges that each contained a separate chip with a separate game. While perfectly common place nowadays, the idea of playing different, swappable
games on one videogame system was an extremely new concept, according to Steven Kent in “The Ultimate History of Video Games.” This versatility contributed to the popularity of the new system and video game industry. The Atari VCS was not the first home system to feature the cartridge, that honour belonging to the Fairchild F, released in 1976, but it was the most successful. Many of the early games for the Atari were simply ports of arcade games of the time, or new games modelled after arcade games. In addition to these, the Atari was a truly innovative platform that moved beyond arcade ports and featured the first home videogame versions of many game types that are now common place: role playing games, platformers, sidescrollers, board games, and sports games. The Atari was difficult to program for, compared to other computers of the time. But, its flexibility allowed for the development of hundreds of different games during its heyday from 1977-1983, according to Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost in “Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System.” The Atari also holds two special footnotes in video gaming history, according to atariage. com. It featured Adventure, the 1980 game that contained the first-ever easter egg, which in this case was the programmer’s own name hidden in a secret area of one of the game’s levels, accessible through a specif-
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Space Invaders is one of thge first games to be released on the Atari gaming system. Since its release it has become a cult classic and an arcade favorite.
ic series of actions. The Atari also introduced the first-ever killer-app, or must-have game, in video game history, which was a direct port of the arcade favourite, Space Invaders. The legacy of this console and its games has influenced the industry in countless ways even though the original Atari is long gone. Many games released on the system have achieved cult status among gamers and even the general public: Asteroids, Breakout, Missile Command, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders. Arcades around the country still stock some of
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iTunes has a plethora of video games in its apps store By Joe O’Leary Staff Writer The iTunes App Store has been growing ever since its introduction in 2008. Today, over 250,000 applications are available for users, and over 1.5 billion have been downloaded. While most of us are probably content with DoodleJump, Angry Birds and Robot Unicorn Attack, more quality apps are released every day. Here’s the cream of the recent crop. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Sonic’s back! In iPhone form! Yes, the famous hedgehog is back for the first “official” Sonic series game since all the way back to 1994’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” on the SEGA Genesis, and he’s come to the iPhone ready to roll. A side-scrolling throwback, the game features 16 levels with great 3D graphics comparable to the Wii, PS3 and 360 versions are available for purchase online. It’s a bit pricey at $10, but if you’ve
ever loved a Sonic game, it’s a great buy. .003 Seconds In the past two weeks, “.003 Seconds” has probably caused more lost productivity on college campuses than Facebook for those who have it. Why? The game is full of dozens of reaction-time-testing challenges, some less than a second long, with strict grading rules. Addiction comes in when the game gives the player their score and the chance to replay. Warning: “I’ll just try this one more time before class” will quickly become “Class is over already?” A free version is available and the full game costs a buck. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars OK, OK, it’s not exactly new. The iPhone port of GTA:CW from the DS version’s been available for a while. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still great. With great-looking cel-shaded (in other words, cartoon-style) graphics and well-done touch
controls, GTA is the closest thing to a console experience one can find on the iPhone. And, as always, blowing up virtual cars is a great therapeutic tool
on bad days. A demo is free for download, while the full game will run you $10. These are just a few games out of the hundreds of thou-
sands of apps you can find online. From Facebook and Twitter to movie listings, from Bank of America to ESPN, almost any interest
can be found on the App Store. Dig in and see what you can find.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Sony Corp.’s lineup of sleek televisions boasting Google Inc.’s Web-surfing system will go on sale Saturday, testing how much consumers are willing to pay to combine access to the entire Internet with their regular TV programming. The high-definition sets unveiled Tuesday evening in New York will have LCD screens ranging from 24 inches to 46 inches, with recommended retail prices from $600 to $1,400. Sony will begin selling the new sets in its online store Saturday, and they should be available in Best Buy Co.’s
U.S. stores by early next week. Pre-orders are currently being taken at both Sony’s and Best Buy’s websites. Sony’s price for its Google TV sets is $200 to $400 higher than comparable TVs without the highly touted software, a differential that threatens to dampen sales at a time the still-shaky economy is causing more households to pinch their pennies. The strong sales of Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad have demonstrated that people are still willing to open their wallets to buy breakthrough gadgets, but persuading them
usually requires a snazzy marketing campaign that shows why the products are worth the extra money. Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey isn’t convinced that Sony and Google will be able to make a compelling enough case to turn this new generation of TVs into a must-have item, even though he is impressed with the technology inside the sets. “Price is going to be important,” he said. “Google TV is a powerful experience, but most people aren’t going to understand it unless they can see it in action. And Google
isn’t known for its consumer marketing experience. I think they have the right concept here, but I am not sure about the execution yet.” Sony is planning a marketing blitz to promote its Google TV sets through the holiday shopping season, although the company isn’t saying how much it will spend on the campaign. Google traditionally has refrained from buying TV ads, relying instead on its ubiquity on the Internet and the marketing acumen of its partners. Like millions of mobile phones that have been sold in the past two years, Sony’s new
TVs will be built on Google’s Android operating system. It will navigate websites with Google’s Chrome browser and rely on Intel Corp.’s Atom chips for its processing power. The system can comb through the Internet, television programming guides and even DVRs from satellite operator Dish Network Corp. to find all video connected to a request entered into a search bar at the top of the screen. “Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and websites on the same screen, at the same time,” said Mike Abary, senior vice presi-
dent of Sony’s home division. The remote control for Sony’s Google TVs includes a standard, “QWERTY” keyboard to enter the search requests or make other comments on the Internet while retaining the ability to watch TV simultaneously. Logitech International SA has bundled the same Google TV package into a set-top box that can be plugged into existing TVs with HDMI sets. The Logitech boxes, already available for pre-order, are selling for $300, undercutting a similar box with a Blu-ray player that Sony is selling for $400.
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The iTunes adaptation of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars retains the graphics and controls that were found on the original version for DS.
Sony unveils TVs with Google’s Web-surfing system
Hilary Duff stays young with first novel
NEW YORK (AP) – Hilary Duff may be a recently married young woman of 23, but when it comes to books she’s not quite ready to grow up. “I love reading young adult books even though I’m a little older than the set demographic for YA,” she said Tuesday. “I love adventure. I relate to girl characters, love, finding yourself and breaking out of the mold that people put you in.” It makes sense then that the actress and singer would decide to write her first novel “Elixir” for the younger set. Duff may have a feel for her reading audience, too, from knowing her viewing audience. Duff played Lizzie MacGuire for two seasons on the Disney Channel from 2001-2004. Fans who watched her on TV may also want to check out her book. “Elixir” is about a young photojournalist named Clea Raymond whose photos have extra images in them that weren’t there originally. Then her father disappears. Clea sets off to unravel the mystery of both. “This idea just kept coming to me and building in my head. I thought ‘What am I gonna do with this? Am I gonna write a script or pitch the idea? Have someone else
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write it?’ And then I thought ‘I’m open for a new challenge. I’m going to try to write a book.’” Duff has had a busy year. Besides writing, she also wed pro hockey player Mike Comrie in August. She says publishing deadlines can be more stressful than planning a wedding. “It’s very similar ... They (publishers at Simon & Schuster Children’s) were very good to me during the writing process and very lenient with dates and stuff until the very end. Then it got hectic. I was planning the wedding, and there’s deadlines with that, too, like getting the location and getting your dress at a certain time ... I tend to do everything at the last minute ... I couldn’t even choose which one is harder. I guess I’d say the book.” Duff plans “Elixir” to be the first in a series of novels. She will begin its sequel in a few weeks. “That’s one thing I learned during the writing process. So much changes. You have an idea in your head and then more ideas come with that idea and then your premise can kind of change.” Next up, Duff will guest star on the NBC sitcom “Community” in November.
Letting go is easier said than done from GHOSTS, page 7 and it will feel weird at first, but if you really have a good time with a new person, it will quickly start to feel really natural again,” she said. Perhaps when one meets someone that makes them happy enough to let go of the one they lost, that’s when all the questions begin to fade away. But finding that person isn’t easy.
So, until that time comes for you (and myself), maybe hitting on the waiter that resembles your ex, staring at a friend whose built like your ex or imagining your ex with their arms around you because it’s comforting isn’t a bad thing. Memories remain with you for a reason, and maybe ghosts are there for similar reasons.
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Mariya Yukhymenko a, PhD candidate, takes to the skies at Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington during the Skydiving Club’s UConn Tandem Skydive Weekend.
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Skater rises from tough neighborhood to TV star
Adam Lambert has pledged to obey Malaysian government rules that forbid the flamboyant, openly gay glam rocker from kissing anyone onstage or wearing revealing clothes for a concert this week, a show organizer said Tuesday.
Adam Lambert to play it safe for Malaysia concert
In this publicity image released by BET, skateboarder Terry Kennedy is shown during a taping of the BET “Being Terry Kennedy” in Los Angeles.
ATLANTA (AP) – Terry Kennedy would sometimes hide his skateboard or walk the other way to avoid neighborhood gang members, who would call him "white boy" and couldn't understand why a young black man would want to be a skater. "But I just saw through the negativity. To me, this is what kept me out of trouble. Through skateboarding, I was able to see outside of my neighborhood and expand my horizons," Kennedy said. Now, Kennedy's talents have landed him a TV show. The 25-year-old skateboarder from Long Beach, Calif., anchors a new reality show, "Being Terry Kennedy," scheduled to air on BET beginning Tuesday night. The show will focus on how Kennedy has been taking care of his six family members through his skateboarding career. It also highlights his new clothing line and his rap group, The Fly Society. Kennedy said he understands why barely anyone from his neighborhood – including his grandmother and brother – believed he could make skateboarding a career. In Long Beach, where most kids grow up playing football and basketball, they just didn't know much about the sport. "They thought it was a
hobby," Kennedy said of his grandmother and brother. "Nobody else did it in my neighborhood. ... But it's funny that the same people who told me to do something else, I'm now taking care of." On the other hand, Kennedy's cohorts at skating competitions – namely skate park legend Tony Hawk and MTV reality show star Bam Margera – along with other skaters have always encouraged him to keep honing his skateboarding talents. "He's so positive," said pro skater Paul Rodriguez Jr., who has known Kennedy for 10 years. "He comes from an area where it's very easy to be negative, to be angry about your life. Somehow, he manages to rise above all that." Before the show was picked up by BET, Kennedy said some television networks didn't believe his show would make it and even he had his doubts. He said other networks wanted him to "be funny and jump off the walls like Rob Dyrdek," a skateboarder who starred in his own reality show on MTV. Ultimately, Kennedy's show was picked up after Sacha Jenkins – now one of the show's producers –
approached him about pitching his show to BET. "My faith was getting low," said Kennedy, who placed in the top 10 in the X Games and Maloof Money Cup in 2008. "Those other (networks) didn't understand my concept. ... But BET is allowing me to tell my story." Kennedy was raised by his grandmother after his mother died when he was 14. He said his infatuation with skateboarding began in the eighth grade when he used to watch a friend – who was always wore skater clothes – do tricks after basketball practice. Kennedy said practicing tricks on his board were tough to do in areas of Long Beach prone to drug activity and gang violence. Kennedy has seen the street realities firsthand: In 2005, he was shot in the jaw and forearm after a party in Long Beach. But Kennedy hopes he can use the TV show to inspire people through the hardships he has overcome. "Skateboarding isn't one color," he says. "People from my neighborhood discredited me because of that, until they saw that I'm no different with the same struggles. I can show people just that through my show. I've got a story to tell."
Demi Moore to sell historical paintings NEW YORK (AP) – Demi Moore is selling two 19th century European paintings at auction, including a French work the actress says inspired her because of the artist’s depiction of strong women. William Bouguereau’s “Frere et Soeur,” an oil painting of a young woman tenderly holding her baby brother, could fetch up to $1.5 million at Sotheby’s on Nov. 4. It was painted in 1887 by the French artist whose work is enjoying renewed interest. Moore’s other painting, “Mere et Ses Enfants” by Belgian painter Alfred Stevens, is estimated to bring up to $200,000. While she loves both paintings, Moore said, “with the renovation and new direction our home is taking, it is time for a change.” The actress acquired the works in 1995 at a Christie’s auction, paying $178,500 for “Frere et Soeur” and $200,500 for the Stevens painting. “I find Bouguereau to be par-
ticularly engaging for me personally and have chosen to hold on to a smaller piece to carry with me throughout the years,” said the star known for her work in such films as “Ghost,” ‘’Indecent Proposal” and “A Few Good Men.” Moore, who has appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair while pregnant and is married to actor Ashton Kutcher, said she was particularly inspired by Bougeureau’s depiction of women “with incredible strength.” Bouguereau was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1850, which enabled him to travel throughout Italy. His study of classical sculpture is evident in the pose the figure strikes and the drape of her skirt in the large work, which measures 6-feet by nearly 3-feet. Stevens painted several versions of “Mere et Ses Enfants,” including one commissioned by the Belgian government to pay tribute to sailors lost at sea and their families. The one in Moore’s
possession was painted in 1883 and shows a mother in a cream-colored ruffled skirt smiling at her infant while her older daughter stands and looks out to sea. A Stevens’ retrospective at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam last year described him as one of the most wellknown artists in Paris in the second half of the 19th century. The two paintings will be sold with other 19th century masterworks, including Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s “The Finding of Moses.” It was painted in 1902 when the British artist was in Egypt. It is being sold by a private collector but was once owned by “Candid Camera” creator Allen Funt, whose Alma-Tadema collection was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1973. The brightly colored painting, depicting a festive procession with the baby Moses in a decorated basket, has a $3 million to $5 million presale estimate.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Adam Lambert pledged Tuesday to obey Malaysian government rules that forbid the flamboyant, openly gay glam rocker from kissing anyone onstage at a planned concert this week, but called it “a tough decision.” The “American Idol” runner-up, who is touring Asia, told The Associated Press in Hong Kong that his “main goal is to keep people entertained - not to make them uncomfortable.” Lambert is slated to perform Thursday at a stadium in Muslim-majority Malaysia’s biggest city, Kuala Lumpur. Lambert has agreed to heed restrictions against stripping, jumping and kissing onstage, said Yuen-See Cho, a representative for concert co-organizer Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia. “It’s something I’m doing out of respect,” Lambert said in an interview with the AP ahead of his Hong Kong concert. “It’s just one little thing. Man kissing another man is
something that government really doesn’t appreciate.” “I think it’s a tough decision to make, but to me, there are so many amazing fans in Malaysia that it’s more important for me to be able to come and do my show there for them and entertain them and thank them for supporting me,” he added. Lambert is known to sometimes lock lips with a male musician during his concerts. At last year’s American Music Awards, he also dragged a female dancer around by the ankles and had a dancer simulate oral sex on him. The 28-year-old’s planned concert has drawn objections from the opposition PanMalaysian Islamic Party, which in the past also criticized concerts by Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and other artists it considers to be bad role models for youngsters. Cho of Sony Music said Lambert had “agreed to respect the guidelines that are set by the Ministry of Culture, Arts
and Heritage.” “We have shared with him in terms of what are the do’s and don’t’s ... dressing and stuff like that.” Malaysia’s Islamic opposition party claimed Lambert was advocating homosexuality, but the singer said on Twitter late Monday that his show “promotes living ANY lifestyle that includes the freedom to seek love and intimacy. Gay, straight, bi, young or old. It’s all inclusive.” The party also pointed out that Lambert is known for racy performances. Lambert’s music is popular in Malaysia, and many of his fans say his sexuality doesn’t bother them. Sodomy - even consensual - is punishable by 20 years in prison in Malaysia, but prosecutions are rare. In recent years, several female Western pop stars, including Stefani and Fergie, revamped their wardrobe and avoided skimpy costumes to perform in Malaysia.
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NLCS preview: Giants vs. Phillies
(AP) — A look at the bestof-seven National League championship series between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies: Schedule: (All times Eastern) Game 1, Saturday, at Philadelphia (7:57 p.m.); Game 2, Sunday, at Philadelphia (8:19 p.m.); Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at San Francisco (4:19 p.m.); Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 20, at San Francisco (7:57 p.m.); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 21, at San Francisco (7:57 p.m.); x-Game 6, Oct. 23, at Philadelphia (3:57 p.m.); x-Game 7, Oct. 24, at Philadelphia (7:57 p.m.). (All games on FOX). x-if necessary. Projected Lineups Giants: CF Andres Torres (.268, 16, 63, 26 SBs), 2B Freddy Sanchez (.292, 7, 47), 1B Aubrey Huff (.290, 26, 86), C Buster Posey (.305, 18, 67 after being called up from minors May 29), LF Pat Burrell (.266, 18, 51, signed to minor league deal May 29 after release by Tampa Bay and called up from Triple-A on June 4), SS Juan Uribe (.248, 24, 85), RF Cody Ross (.269, 14, 65 with Florida and Giants) or Jose Guillen (.266, 3, 15 after acquired from Royals on Aug. 13), 3B Pablo Sandoval (.268, 13, 63). Phillies: CF Shane Victorino (.259, 18, 69, 34 SBs), 3B Placido Polanco (.298, 6, 52), 2B Chase Utley (.275, 16, 65), 1B Ryan Howard (.276, 31, 108), RF Jayson Werth (.296, 27, 85), SS Jimmy Rollins (.243, 8, 41 in 88 games), LF Raul Ibanez (.275, 16, 83), C Carlos Ruiz (.302, 8, 53). Projected Rotations Giants: RH Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43, 231 Ks), RH Matt Cain (13-11, 3.14, 177 Ks), LH Jonathan Sanchez (13-9, 3.07, 205 Ks, career-high 193 1-3 innings), LH Madison Bumgarner (7-6, 3.00, 86 Ks in 18 starts as rookie). Phillies: RH Roy Halladay (2110, 2.44, 9 CGs), RH Roy Oswalt (7-1, 1.74 in 13 games with Phillies after trade from Houston; 13-13, 2.76 overall), LH Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06), RH Joe Blanton (9-6, 4.82).
BOTH PHOTOS AP
Left: Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels gets sprayed with champagne in the clubhouse after his 2-0, complete game win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 3 of baseball's National League Division Series Sunday Right: San Francisco Giants players Edgar Renteria, right, and Pablo Sandoval react at the end of a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series on Monday.
Relievers Giants: RH Brian Wilson (3-3, 1.81, major league-best 48/53 saves), RH Ramon Ramirez (1-0, 0.67, 1 save), LH Javier Lopez (4-2, 2.34), LH Jeremy Affeldt (4-3, 4.14, 4 saves), RH Santiago Casilla (7-2, 1.95, 2 saves), RH Sergio Romo (5-3, 2.18), LH Barry Zito (9-14, 4.15). Phillies: RH Brad Lidge (1-1, 2.96, 27/32 saves), RH Ryan Madson (6-2, 2.55, 5/10 saves), RH Jose Contreras (6-4, 3.34 4/5 saves), LH J.C. Romero (1-0, 3.68, 3 saves), RH Chad Durbin (4-1, 3.80), LH Antonio Bastardo (2-0, 4.34). Matchups Both original NL franchises, but share little history between them. Have never met in the postseason. (The biggest sports link connecting the cities might be in the NBA — Wilt Chamberlain and the old Philadelphia Warriors moved
West in 1962 and became the San Francisco Warriors. Oh, and the Eagles beat the 49ers last weekend). ... Giants and Phillies went 3-3 against each other this year. Starting in 2000, they're 36-36 in head-to-head games. ... Fun facts about the aces: The only player to hit at least three career home runs off Lincecum is Howard, the Phillies' slugger. And, Halladay is 0-2 lifetime vs. the Giants with a 7.23 ERA, his highest for any opponent he's started against at least three times. ... Giants handed Halladay his first NL loss, beating Phillies in late April. San Francisco won two of three in that set at AT&T Park. ... Oswalt beat Giants in start of three-game series at Citizens Bank Park in mid-August. Phillies won two of three at home, nudging them ahead of Giants for the wild-card lead. ... Lincecum and Hamels got no-decisions in the Phillies' 7-6 win in 11 innings early in the season. Lincecum struck out 11, Hamels fanned 10. ... Burrell drew a standing ova-
tion when he returned to Philly for the first time since helping the Phillies win the 2008 World Series. The cheers turned to boos when he homered in his first at-bat Aug. 17. Burrell homered the next game against the Phillies, too. ... Blanton beat SF in his one game against them. He did not pitch in the NLDS. ... Sanchez went 2-0 vs. the Phillies this season. ... Phillies manager Charlie Manuel picked Giants manager Bruce Bochy to be on his NL staff at the All-Star game in July. ... Games 4 and 5 are scheduled for twilight starts in San Francisco, never a good thing for hitters. Big Picture Giants: Back in the NLCS for the first time since 2002. That year, Barry Bonds and the Giants came within five outs of bringing the first World Series crown to San Francisco. ... Beat Atlanta 3-1 in the NLDS, with every game decided by one run. Lincecum
Braves begin life without Bobby Cox ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Cox strolled into the Atlanta Braves clubhouse around lunchtime Tuesday with that familiar waddle, only this time he was wearing his new uniform: A blue golf shirt and slacks. The duds of retirement. “Are y’all still here?” he jokingly yelled toward the handful of players who had returned to clean out their lockers, not even 24 hours removed from a season-ending loss in the NL division series. On the first day of the rest of his life, Cox still had plenty of loose ends to tie up. First up was a meeting with general manager Frank Wren, probably to start graphing out his new consulting role with the organization. At some point, he’ll have to pack up his office to make room for the next guy. As strange as it seems, someone besides ol’ No. 6 will be occupying that spot next season.
“It’s still hard to believe he’s not going to be the manager come spring training,” Chipper Jones said. But that’s the reality, and Wren made it clear he’s already got a timeframe in mind to name Cox’s successor. Most of the speculation has centered on Fredi Gonzalez, who was fired by Florida in June after 3½ years as the Marlins manager. He was a minor league manager in the Braves organization and did an apprenticeship as Cox’s third-base coach from 2003-06. Gonzalez still lives in suburban Atlanta, remained tight with Cox and frequently turned up at Turner Field after being dumped by the Marlins. The Braves are likely to act quickly – Wren, after all, has known for more than a year that this would be Cox’s final season. Pitcher Jair Jurrjens said he
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox waves to fans after a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants Monday.
hopes the next manager is in the same mold as Cox, who didn’t ask much of his players beyond working hard and showing up on time. If they followed those two simple
rules (and abided by a couple of other minor pet peeves: No loud music or using cell phones in the clubhouse), they knew Cox had their back.
won the opener, pitching a twohitter and striking out 14 for a 1-0 win in his playoff debut. The four-man rotation of Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez and Bumgarner allowed only three earned runs in 29 innings. ... Posey went 6 for 16 against the Braves, a strong showing by the rookie. ... San Francisco (92-70) needed to win only once in a season-ending, three-game series with visiting San Diego to clinch the NL West title, and did it on the final day. ... General manager Brian Sabean boosted lineup with acquisitions all season, bringing in Burrell and Guillen and giving them second chances. Ross came from Florida and provided pop and depth in the outfield. Lefty-hitting infielder Mike Fontenot came over from the Cubs and played in some key games in place of Freddy Sanchez. There were two new bullpen additions at the trade deadline, too: Ramirez and Lopez. ... Posey was called up in late May and initially put at first base to get his bat in the lineup. Went
back to his regular position after catcher Bengie Molina was traded to Texas, and blossomed into leading contender for NL Rookie of the Year. ... Bochy has had a reputation for sticking with veterans in the past, but benched CF Aaron Rowand — once popular with the Phillies, he carries a $12 million salary — in favor of the unproven Torres. Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy Sept. 12 and missed 11 games. ... Lincecum lost five straight starts in August, then returned to top form. Phillies: Halladay's no-hitter against Cincinnati in his playoff debut started a three-game sweep in the NLDS. Now the Phillies have a chance to become the first NL team to win three straight pennants since Stan Musial and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942-44. ... Threw dominant pitching at the Reds in the first round. Hamels, MVP of the Phillies' 2008 World Series championship, pitched a shutout in the clincher — Halladay, Hamels and Oswalt combined for 22 strikeouts and two walks vs. the Reds. ... Balanced lineup beat Cincinnati. None of the Phillies got more than three hits. Utley, as always, got clutch hits. ... Rollins was dropped from his leadoff spot in the NLDS, and went 1 for 11 against the Reds. ... Philadelphia (97-65) won its fourth straight NL East title. Manuel's team overcame a seven-game deficit on July 22 by going 49-19. ... Injuries decimated the Phillies early, forcing six of the eight regulars to spend time on the disabled list. An offense that featured four hitters with 30 homers last year had only one this season. Howard led the team with 31 homers, far below his average of 49½ over the previous four seasons. ... The starting rotation is the best in the majors. A bullpen that struggled last year is a strength. Lidge bounced back from a poor season, and the Phillies were 85-2 when leading after eight innings. ... The Phillies have sold out every home game this season and set a team attendance record. ... Won the second World Series title in franchise history by beating Tampa Bay in 2008, lost to the New York Yankees in six games last year.
Hall of Famer Pete Hill gets a new plaque COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ron Hill stared at the shiny plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame gallery and sighed. “History is now complete,” Hill said. Sitting just behind Hill, Zann Nelson fought back tears. “It’s overwhelming, just overwhelming,” she said. “This family had no idea. It’s pretty cool that these pieces are coming together.” Four years after he was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, former Negro Leagues star John Preston “Pete” Hill was honored Tuesday on what probably would have been his 126th birthday with a new plaque that corrects his proper name and place of birth. It was the culmination of a personal crusade taken up by Nelson and Ron Hill, a great nephew of the former slugger who had no idea he was related until long after his great uncle was inducted four years ago. “We always knew we had an uncle named John, but we never knew how great he was as a ballplayer,” Ron Hill said. “Once I jumped on that bandwagon, it hasn’t stopped.” Pete Hill was a star outfielder for several black teams, including the Philadelphia Giants and Chicago American Giants. He also captained the Leland Giants, who finished the 1910 season with a record of 123-6, and he was a slugger. Hill hit 28 home runs for the Detroit Stars in 1919, the same year Babe Ruth hit 29 while playing in more games. Hill, who died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 69, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. His plaque read Joseph Preston Hill with the nickname “Pete” and cited his place of birth as Pittsburgh. Questions about the accuracy of the plaque arose almost overnight. In 2007, amateur baseball historians Gary Ashwill in North Carolina and Patrick Rock in Kansas uncovered new informa-
tion on Hill’s name and birthplace, which they pegged to be somewhere in Culpeper County, Va. Ashwill contacted one of Ron Hill’s cousins in Los Angeles to inform her of what he believed was her connection to the great Negro Leagues player, and she relayed the news to Ron Hill in Pittsburgh. That’s when the real checking began. Ron Hill took a link off Ashwill’s Internet blog and e-mailed it to a newspaper in Culpeper, where Nelson lives. Nelson, a freelance writer who specializes in investigative and historical journalism, took it from there. “I’m pretty determined when I decide to do something,” the 61-year-old Nelson said. “I tend to not be put off too easily. If I get to a place where I just feel I’m stuck, I’ll walk away and ponder it for a while. It seems like if you continue to think, sometimes you run into a place where at that given time, there isn’t any more information. But not always. Sometimes you have to look a little harder.” Nelson spent most of last year tracking leads. She combed through court records, deeds, census reports, Social Security documents and death certificates. And she went into the field, knocking on doors and conducting personal interviews with longtime Virginia residents of Buena and Rapidan. Nelson, who also served for 12 years as director of the Museum of Culpeper History, was able to confirm that Hill was born somewhere between 1882 and 1884 in Buena, a small African-American community settled along the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in Culpeper County after the Civil War. Nelson’s research also showed that Hill’s mother, most likely a former slave, was part of the great migration of African-Americans who departed the South during the era of segregation, settling with her three sons in Pittsburgh around 1888.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Kraft: CBA solution in 2010 realistic
CHICAGO (AP) — For now, optimism is the approach for NFL owners in negotiations with the players on a new collective bargaining agreement. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday it’s a realistic goal to reach a new CBA before the end of the season. At the conclusion of the league’s fall meetings, Kraft said “we’re moving ahead. I’d like to see this get done before the season ends.” Asked if that was a realistic objective, he added “to me it is.” Even as the 32 owners were discussing strategies for negotiations with the NFL Players Association and the possibility of a work stoppage, many of them were expressing confidence that pro football is not headed for a lockout. The CBA expires in March, and union officials steadfastly claim they expect to be locked out if a new deal isn’t reached. “It’s taken a lot of time and energy to build the league into what it is and we want to keep it going,” Colts owner Jimmy Irsay said Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s doomsday, and we’re taking it a day at a time. Everybody is engaged, and from my perspective the key thing is to find a solution. That’s where both sides are. “I know that energy (to reach a deal) will be there.” Added Commissioner Roger Goodell: “Our issue is to get there sooner rather than later, bargaining in good faith and get an agreement with the players
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, right, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sit at the witness table on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 29.
that is fair.” NFLPA president Kevin Mawae, who recently retired after a 16-year playing career, also called for an early agreement. “We should recognize the business we are both in and for our fans and workers, let’s wrap
this up by the holidays,” Mawae told The Associated Press in an e-mail. “I agree on both time and energy. Since 2006, the players contributed almost $3 billion to stadium construction and improvements, so our investment is at risk, too. The players are the
ones losing their health care, and yet it was the owners who opted out of this deal and are threatening a lockout.” Expanding the regular season to 18 games was not discussed, except when Irsay joked about it. Colts President Bill Polian said
recently that it was a “fait accompli,” and Polian was admonished by Goodell. “There’s nothing else to report,” Irsay said with a laugh. “My president said some things and then the commissioner said some things to him and I said
some things.” Goodell reiterated Tuesday that the league wants all of its partners involved in such a decision. “We’re trying to do it the right way, in a comprehensive fashion and understanding all perspectives of this,” Goodell said. “We recognize the player health safety issues and what we do to prepare our players in the offseason. I think we’ve been both thoughtful and intelligent. We made a proposal to the players on this. “Every day you go by without implementing it, that’s probably another day it is into the future. We’re not as focused on when as much as doing it properly.” Goodell and the NFL Alumni announced a partnership to benefit retired players that will include the Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program. Efforts will include hiring case workers, establishment of a tollfree hotline and personal contact with retired players and their families through events sponsored by NFL Alumni and the Culverhouse program. “There are very comprehensive benefits and services available,” Goodell said. “But too often former players and their families don’t know what they are or how to gain access to the programs.” Hall of Famer Mike Ditka spoke to the owners about treatment of retired players. Ditka is an active critic of how the league has handled taking care of retired players.
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McDonough: UConn can turn to Holtz for important answers from PAGING, page 14
championships and making three Final Fours, Calhoun needs to continue to believe in himself and the program. He has to have people around him that have the same goals as him. The new recruiting class has to look at themselves and trust each other. The team has to believe they can win, and above all, the fans and students must continue to love the men’s basketball team through these dark days. In life, there is nothing stronger than love. Q: The UConn football team came in with Big East title aspirations. Halfway through the season, the Huskies are 3-3, with an 0-1 conference record after a disappointing loss at Rutgers. What can the team do to turn the
season around, play consistently and make the BCS? A: I love UConn football. My son, Skip, coached at Memorial Stadium for five years, and I had the opportunity to coach at Connecticut way back in 1964. After my son left, Randy Edsall took over and has done a terrific job bringing them to where they are today. To get to the next level, everyone has to believe in each other. You have to look at the guy to your right and to your left and believe in him. Have faith and trust in each other. If you can do that, then, when it’s all said and done, you’ll have something to be proud of. Q: The field hockey team is off to another great start. The Huskies are 8-2, and will compete
for a Big East and national championship again this year. They have not been able to get over that hump since 1985. How can UConn bring a national title in field hockey to Storrs for the first time in 25 years? A: It is not easy to win a national championship. It took over twenty years of coaching football to finally win my first national championship at Notre Dame. Coach Nancy Stevens and the field hockey team have to do one thing to accomplish a national championship: believe. They have to look at each other and believe that they can achieve any goal they work toward. They have to trust one another and show love for each other. They have to be best friends, on and
off the field, and work together. My wife is the best friend I have in this world. And I owe our love and respect for each other to trust and faith. Q: The women’s basketball team has won 78 straight games. With a target on their back every time they take the hardwood, how can the Huskies handle the pressure again this year? A: Everyone makes mistakes. Nobody is perfect, except for maybe the UConn women’s basketball team. Closing thought: “Behind every successful person, stands a very surprised mother-in-law.” The doctor is out. AP
Coach Jim Calhoun can turn to Dr. Lou Holtz for some advice to keep the program elite.
Penfield: Baseball needs instant replay
Huskies head to PC for fourth Big East game
from REPLAY, page 14
from A DISH, page 14
Bud Selig needs to pull his head out of the sand and stop letting these important games be affected by umpires’ bad calls. At the least, MLB needs to implement expanded replay in the playoffs. It is bad for baseball if important playoff games are being decided by calls that could be corrected by the simple use of technology. One recommendation I have is that MLB add replay for the swinging third-strike call. A second recommendation would be to add replay for calls at each base. If these measures had been implemented, Galarraga would have a perfect game on his resume, Michael Young wouldn’t have hit that three-run homerun and Buster Posey would never have scored the winning run in Game One of the NLDS. All the right calls would have been made, and the outcomes could have been very different. Critics of instant replay say that it will cause the games to last longer than they already do. This is possible. But isn’t that a good trade-off if we want the correct calls to be made? I will gladly have baseball games last 20 minutes longer if that means avoiding missed calls. If the technology is available to get it done in an effective manner, it almost seems silly not to use it. It has worked out well for the NFL. Why can’t it work for MLB? Recent news gives us hope that change is on the horizon. Last week, players, umpires and
Tonight, the Huskies will look to turn the tables and silence the Providence fans at their home stadium. “Their field is always a trouble place to play,” said senior goalkeeper Josh Ford, noting that the location of the stadium adds to the atmosphere. Coach Ray Reid, however, isn’t one for revenge, putting last season’s disappointment in the rearview mirror. “We don’t worry about last year,” Reid said. “I’m only worrying about this year’s game with Providence.” This year’s edition of Providence features last season’s villain, Marcin. The senior is tied for the teamlead in points with sophomore forward Wilder Arboleda. Both have seven points in 10 games on three goals and one assist. Freshman forward Greg Davis is second in goals, with two in just eight games played, while sophomore midfielder Marc Cintron is second in points with five. Senior goalkeeper Jhojan Obando is solid between the posts. Obando is 5-4-1 this season with three shutouts, but does not boast the same résumé as his counterpart across the pitch. With the win over Seton Hall Saturday, Ford notched his 50th career victory in the net. If the game was not out of hand in the second half,
Braves manager Bobby Cox throws his hat in front of umpire Paul Emmel just before he was ejected for arguing on Oct. 8.
league officials agreed to meet to discuss player-umpire relationships and the possibility of implementing more instant replay. The meeting will take place on Dec. 3. The idea was brought up by the Major League Players Association
after it received a heightened amount of complaints from players about the umpires this season. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has watched baseball this season. We can only hope that some-
thing positive comes out of these meetings and that instant replay will be implemented for the 2011 post-season, and perhaps the regular season as well.
Ford would not have been relieved by backup keeper Matt Sangeloty and would have notched his sixth shutout of the season. Obando will have to deal with UConn’s attack. Junior midfielder Tony Cascio has a team-high eight goals this season, while Alvarez leads the conference in assists. Cascio and senior captain Robert Brickley earned weekly conference honors. Cascio was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, and Brickley earned the Defensive Player of the Week award. Ford was named to the honor roll. The stakes may not be as high as the two squads’ last meeting in the conference tournament, but the mid-season match does have Big East Blue Division ramifications. UConn can give the Friars a knockout punch with a victory. Providence, at 5-4-1 overall, is 0-3 in-conference and sits in dead last. The Huskies, 8-1-2 overall, are at the top of the division, with a 2-0-1 Big East record. “We are hungry,” Ford said, following Saturday’s match. “We are taking it one game at a time and when we get the scouting report, we’ll be ready for them.”
TWO Wednesday, October 13, 2010
What's Next Home game
Oct. 23 Louisville TBA
Who will win the ALCS?
Kristina Simmons, 5th-semester animal science major
The Daily Roundup
“I don’t think we win this game last year.”
Branch practice with Patriots for first time
Nov. 20 Syracuse TBA
Nov. 27 Cincinatti TBA
Men’s Soccer (8-1-2) Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Oct. 27 West Notre Dame Georgetown Virginia 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
» Pic of the day
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Deion Branch is back at practice with the New England Patriots. The wide receiver drafted by the Patriots in 2002 passed his physical Tuesday after being traded by the Seattle Seahawks for a fourthround draft pick. He was catching passes from Tom Brady in the early afternoon. Four years earlier, New England had traded him to Seattle. Branch and Brady walked onto the field together then stretched with their teammates before the quarterbacks began throwing. The Patriots needed an experienced wide receiver after trading Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings last Wednesday. In his first stint with the Patriots, Branch was MVP of the 2005 Super Bowl and caught 213 passes in 53 regular-season games.
A Fiery Passion
Women’s Soccer (7-5-2) Oct. 22 Oct. 17 Oct. 15 West Notre Dame Depaul Virginia 4:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 Oct. 24 Big East Pittsburgh Tournament 1:00 p.m. TBA
Red Wings’ Maltby to announce retirement
Field Hockey (9-2) Oct. 17 Oct. 13 Northeastern Princeton 2:00 p.m. Noon
Oct. 20 Boston University 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 Syracuse Noon
Oct. 30 Rutgers 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Rutgers Depaul 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 Notre Dame 2:00 p.m.
Volleyball (2-14) Oct. 16 St. John’s 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 Seton Hall 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (0-2-0) Oct. 15 Colgate 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 Syracuse 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 MinnesotaDuluth 3:05 p.m.
Oct. 24 MinnesotaDuluth 3:05 p.m.
Oct. 30 Boston College 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Regional Quinnipiac Championship 2:00 p.m. New Haven
Oct. 29-31 Conn. College Championships TBA
Women’s Tennis Oct. 21 Regional Championship Dartmouth
Oct. 20 Quinnipiac 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country Oct. 16 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 30 Leopard Regional IC4A CCSU Meet Big East Invite Championship Championship 4:00 p.m. Championship 10:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. All Day
Women’s Cross Country Oct. 15 Rothenberg Race All Day
Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 20 Nov. 22 CCSU Mini Big East Regional NCAA Meet Championships Championship Championship All Day Syracuse, NY All Day All Day
Golf Oct. 16-17 Northeast Invite All Day
Oct. 18 NEIGA Champ. All Day
Oct. 19 NEIGA Champ. All Day
Rowing Oct. 23 Head of the Charles All Day
Oct. 31 Head of the Fish All Day
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» That’s what he said -Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez beating the Vikings 29-20 on Monday night.
Oct. 29 Nov. 11 West Pittsburgh Virginia 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Providence St. John’s 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
The Daily Question Q: Who will win the NLCS? A: “The Phillies.”
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A Serbia fan climbs onto a partition and burns what appears to be an Albanian flag prior to the start of a Group C, Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia, at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, on Oct. 12.
DETROIT (AP) — Saying he never could have imagined playing over 1,000 NHL games and winning four Stanley Cups, Detroit Red Wings’ forward Kirk Maltby announced his retirement on Tuesday. Maltby, 37, played 14 seasons with the Red Wings, mostly as a key member of the team’s “Grind Line” that shut down opposing scorers and helped the Wings win four Stanley Cups while he was in Detroit. “When I won my first Cup (if) my career would have ended the next day, I would have been satisfied,” said Maltby, who choked up several times during the press conference at Joe Louis Arena. “But winning four Stanley Cups and representing my country and winning a couple of times exceed my expectations.” He played the first two seasons of his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers. Maltby’s contract expired at the end of last season and he signed a two-way contract with the opportunity to make the team. He played well in exhibitions but not well enough to earn a spot in a deep forward group. Maltby decided not to join Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. “I knew what the situation was from talking to Kenny (Detroit vice president and general manager Ken Holland) a bunch of times over the summer,” he said. Holland said Maltby never complained when his role, ice time and salary diminished as he got older and even took younger players under his wing.
THE Storrs Side
THE Pro Side
Men’s soccer will try to start new winning streak after first loss
‘72 Dolphins can rest easy after final unbeaten falls
By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer The UConn men’s soccer team was dominant to open the season. The Huskies went 7-0-2 in their first nine games, rising in the rankings from No. 10 to No. 2 in the nation. Their ninegame, unbeaten stretch included quality wins over Boston College and USF, as well as a tie against then No. 15 Harvard. UConn traveled to College Park in a much-anticipated matchup with No. 6 Maryland last week. That is where the team’s undefeated season ended. At Maryland’s Ludwig Field, a college soccer atmosphere that can rival Morrone Stadium, the Terrapins outshot the Huskies 17-13. Maryland scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute on a Patrick Mullins header past UConn goalie Josh Ford. The Huskies could not score an equalizer in the second half and fell 1-0. Although it was the Huskies’ first defeat of 2010, the non-conference contest has no bearing on UConn’s Big East hopes. Nor should the loss affect their NCAA
tournament seeding. The Huskies rebounded nicely at home last weekend with a 4-0 drubbing against Seton Hall to move to 2-0-1 in Big East play. UConn leads West Virginia by one point in the Blue Division. The Huskies’ final six games don’t include any Big East teams that have more points than UConn. In the Red Division, Louisville is 8-0-2, with nine points in the conference. Cincinnati is tied with the Cardinals for the division lead with nine points of their own. The Bearcats and Louisville may pose the toughest challenges for UConn in the Big East tournament. Last season, the Huskies were upset by Providence in the Big East quarterfinals in Storrs. UConn then went on to lose to Monmouth in a shootout in the first round of the NCAA tournament. This year’s team will look to improve on its postseason losses from a year ago. Although the Huskies are no longer undefeated, if the first nine games are any indication, another long streak could lie ahead.
By Dan Agabiti Staff Writer Don Shula, Bob Griese and the rest of the 1972 Dolphins can rest easy now. The Chiefs lost to the Colts 19-9, which means the final undefeated team has fallen. The Dolphins’ 38-year-old record stands, at least for now. The reason for yet another season without an unbeaten team: there is simply too much talent in the NFL these days. There are far more freak athletes in the league now and more teams have them. Another cause for the continuing of this streak is parity. There is no doubt that the overall caliber of player in the NFL is too spread out now compared to the early 70’s to allow for a team to go unbeaten. Some say this is good, arguing that with more overall talent, the games are closer and more worth watching. Parity provides more teams a better chance of winning, making the league more interesting and worth following. Fans of smaller mar-
ket teams are more likely to latch on to this idea. There are others who disagree. Their argument is that the NFL is more fascinating when there’s a clearly dominant team, a sort of “Big Bad Wolf” to root against, a love-to-hate relationship. A lack of parity produces higher ratings and generates revenue because, when a dominant team plays, people watch, whether they love or hate that team. During live games, the home team cheers them on and during road games, more people show up just to jeer at the juggernaut. While the possibility does exist for a team to finish an unthinkable 19-0, it seems rather unlikely.
» INSIDE SPORTS TODAY P.13: The Storrs Side/The Pro Side. / P.12: Pats’ owner Kraft: CBA solution realistic / P.11: NLCS Preview: Giants and Phillies
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A DISH BEST SERVED COLD
Paging Dr. Lou
UConn looks to exact revenge on Providence
By Matt McDonough Associate Sports Editor
During ESPN’s college football shows, ESPN analyst and former coach Lou Holtz hosts a segment called “Dr. Lou.” Much to the dismay of Mark Mary, Holtz answers questions from coaches and players of all sports, and even some from celebrities. The questions range from how to shore up a team’s defense, corral student-athletes into the classroom or a good father to toddlers. They say there is no such thing as a stupid question, but, while listening to Dr. Lou’s therapy sessions, I tend to believe there are stupid answers. Although Holtz usually fails to answer the specific question, his advice and answers are life lessons that should be cherished. A few UConn sports teams may benefit from an appointment with Dr. Lou. Here are a few possible pieces of advice the former Notre Dame coach might give some Huskies. The doctor will see you now. Q: Dr. Lou, our men’s basketball team just responded to the NCAA’s notice of allegations. The university has imposed sanctions on the program, including two lost scholarships and two years of probation. How can our basketball program remain at an elite status during these tough times? A: UConn is known for their basketball teams. Coach Jim Calhoun has put Connecticut on the map as a basketball team, institution and state. He deserves every dime he makes. But, after winning two national
» MCDONOUGH, page 12
Bad umps ruin playoffs By William Penfield MLB Columnist If you have watched baseball at all this season, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the umpiring was sub-par. Of course, the play that stands out most to people is Jim Joyce’s botched call at first base, costing Andres Galarraga a perfect game. But this is far from the only play with questionable umpiring. The division round of the playoffs has been full of umpiring mistakes. Game Two of the ALDS series between the Rays and Rangers was affected by sub-par MLB umpiring. With the Rays already down 2-0, it appeared that Chad Qualls struck out Michael Young. Replay after replay showed that he should have been called out on strikes. But first-base umpire Jerry Meals didn’t see it that way. Meals ruled that Young didn’t actually swing. Young went on to hit a three-run homerun on the next pitch to put the Rangers up 5-0. If the strikeout had been called correctly, the outcome of the game might have been completely different. In Game One of the NLDS between the Giants and Braves, Buster Posey was called safe at second on a stolen base attempt. Replays showed the he was clearly out. Posey would go on to score the lone run of the game in the 1-0 victory for the Giants. This problem can be solved by a very simple solution: expanding instant replay.
» PENFIELD, page 12
After a bounce-back 4-0 win over Seton Hall at home this past weekend, the No. 2 UConn men’s soccer team will head on a two-game road trip. The Huskies rebounded nicely against the Pirates, following a winless road trip that included a tie at Marquette on Oct. 1, and UConn’s first loss of the season last Tuesday at Maryland, by a score of 1-0. Today, the Huskies look to earn their first 8-1-2, 2-0-1 Big East road victory at Providence. The match starts at 3 p.m. UConn will conclude the two-game road slate Saturday night at St. John’s. The last time the 5-4-1, 0-3 Friars and Huskies took the field 3 p.m. against one another, Glay Field Providence silenced Storrs crowd. In Providence, R.I. the the Big East championship quarterfinals at Morrone Stadium, the underdog Friars upset the tournament No. 1 seed and conference regular season champion, UConn, 1-0. Junior midfielder Matt Marcin sank the Huskies in the game’s 98th minute. Fans left Morrone Stadium in shock, and some UConn players have not forgotten that feeling. “They are the team that beat us last year in the Big East playoffs and we want revenge,” said sophomore forward Carlos Alvarez. “But it is a different team than last year. We need to do what we need to do.”
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Robert Brickley carries the ball in UConn’s 4-0 win over Seton Hall on Oct. 9. The Huskies face Providence today as the team will try to improve its record to 3-0-1 in conference play.
» REVENGE, page 11
» FIELD HOCKEY
UConn travels north in battle of the Huskies
By Danielle Ennis Staff Writer Tonight’s game will be a battle between Huskies as UConn seeks to bounce back after a loss to top-ranked North Carolina this past Sunday. The field hockey team will face the Northeastern Huskies tonight in Boston at 7 p. m. After a phenomenal performance against Georgetown on Saturday, the team was not able to continue its streak on Sunday on neutral grounds in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Sophomore Alison Angulo was able to put one on the board for the Huskies in the last six minutes of regulation, but the Tar Heels finished with three goals to take the win. Facing the defending national champion, the Huskies had the edge in shots (10-9) and shots on goal (8-5).
“We dominated the majority of the game on Sunday and had more shots, we just were not able to convert our shots into goals, which is something we are working on,” said Jestine Angelini. As harped on often this season, a major goal is playing through the entirety of the game. “We need to play our game for a full 70 minutes, no matter the opponent,” said Angelini. Against the Tar Heels, the entire first half was a neck and neck battle, with the first goal not scored until the 56:10 mark. “We have to work on getting better at each piece of our game, defense, attack and set pieces,” said associate head coach Paul Caddy. “We fell only a little short against No. 1 UNC, and now it is just a building process to keep improving the many things we do well and to do those things more often in game situations.”
Although UConn does not return to league play until Oct. 23 against rival Syracuse, there is no doubt that the upcoming games will prove as challenging and important as Big East opponents. “Northeastern is a great team who will challenge us to play at a very high level for 70 minutes and make us better,” Caddy said. Northeastern is 6-7, coming off a loss to Delaware. “Coach Stevens has put together a very strong and demanding schedule for 2010 and this has forced our group to keep raising the bar and will have us playing at our best in when the post season begins,” Caddy said. The No. 5 Huskies slip to 10-3 with Sunday’s loss. “I think that the game this past Sunday against UNC, although we lost, helped us to realize our full potential and how great of
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Melissa Gonzalez fights for the ball during UConn’s 7-1 win over Yale on Oct. 6.
a team we really are,” Angelini said. “I truly believe that if we play every game from here on out with as much heart and confidence as we did against UNC,
we are going to win championships.”
Huskies finish second, third at Conn. Cup
By Tommy Cassell Campus Correspondent The UConn golf team couldn’t hold its overnight lead in the final round of play on Tuesday, as the Huskies fell to Iona in the Connecticut Cup at Ellington Ridge Country Club. Since the Huskies were the hosts to the second annual Connecticut Cup, UConn was allowed to enter two squads, blue and white, in the 12-team tournament. UConn’s Blue Team (897) finished two shots behind Iona College. UConn’s White Team finished five shots clear of the title, with a final score of 900, after leading Iona by seven strokes and the Blue Team by 12 strokes heading into the final round.
UConn senior Jeb Buchanan (219) trailed the individual medalists by six shots, with senior Jeremy Troy (222) tied for fifth and junior Adam Vaccari (223) and sophomore Brian Hughes (223) tied for seventh. The White Team held a significant lead going into the final round of play, before gusty winds and bad bounces took them off their pace. Coach David Pezzino was dismayed about the final outcome of the Cup, but still had positive things to say about his team’s performance. “The golf course played tough and I know how bad these guys wanted to win,” Pezzino said. “Again, this goes along with the learning process of putting ourselves in an overnight lead and finishing off strong, but things didn’t go
our way [on Tuesday].” Each member on the White Team had their highest 18-hole score of the tournament in the final round, but Pezzino was encouraged by the play of his Blue Team, who climbed up the leaderboard to nab a second-place finish. “It was a fun thing for them to play against each other and there is a pride aspect that goes into them playing with four other guys and giving it everything they got,” Pezzino said. “Our goal was to finish one, two in the tournament, but I think [the second and third-place finish] is a great thing that shows how far our program has come.” Heading into the season, Pezzino wasn’t exactly sure what type of progression he would see from his program in the fall. Pezzino’s pre-
“We are way far ahead of where I thought we would be at the beginning of the year.” – Coach David Pezzino season goals had the team finishing in the top 10 in each event. So, after finishes in the top five in every event, including some runner-up individual events, Pezzino’s expectations have changed. The third-year coach now thinks his program has
turned the level of play up and has reached a new tier of potential. “We are way far ahead of where I thought we would be at the beginning of the year,” Pezzino said. “So now, when we go to a tournament, we are a team to be reckoned with.” The Huskies look to take their best finish of the season and build on their success at the Northeast Invitational, which is hosted by the University of Rhode Island. UConn has three days to rest and practice before taking on a difficult Shelter Harbor Golf Course in Westerly, R.I.
The Oct. 13, 2010 edition of The Daily Campus.