UConn bus strikes, kills Journalists become issue in wartime pedestrian on Alumni Drive By Joseph Adinolfi News Editor
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A UConn shuttle bus struck and killed a pedestrian at around 8 Tuesday night at the intersection of North Hillside Road and Alumni Drive, according to Ronald Blicher of the UConn Police Department. Blicher said police are still investigating the accident. It is not yet clear whether the unidentified male was in the crosswalk or on the sidewalk when the accident occurred. The male died from his injuries after being treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services. UConn Police and the Fire Departments were at the scene minutes after the accident, Blicher said. Police won’t release any additional information about the victim until his family has been notified.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The tensions and calculations involved in covering a war zone spilled out Tuesday in an unusual dispute between rival American television networks over a trip to assess damage to an attack on Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Libya. CNN’s Nic Robertson angrily denied a Fox News Channel report that he and other journalists were used by the Libyan government as human shields against further attacks against Gadhafi. Fox stood by its report on Tuesday and criticized CNN for taking things personally. The Libyan government had offered to escort international journalists to Gadhafi’s compound after an allied attack. Such government invitations can be common in war zones and are usually done for propaganda purposes; a journalist needs to weigh in individual circumstances whether they are worth the time spent and can provide interesting pictures or details. It was complicated in this case
Egyptian protesters chant slogans as they hold an anti-poster of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, during the Friday demonstration in the Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
by reports over the weekend that the government had brought civilians into the compound to make a decision to bomb more difficult. Jerome Delay, an Associated Press photographer who went on the trip, said he and some other journalists discussed the risk involved. He decided to go, in part because he convinced Libyan authorities that it needed to be a quick trip for
the images to be seen. “If we turn down the little access we have, then we might as well pack our bags and go home and get out of the business altogether,” Delay said. Michael Clemente, Fox News senior vice president for news, said the invitation was about the Libyans trying to show off their assets.
USG candidates face off at Student Union debate celebrate, one moore time Huskies pound Perdue en route to Sweet Sixteen. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: US INVOLVEMENT IN LIBYA VITAL TO FOREIGN POLICY Using military force to make no-fiy zone necessary. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: CONNECTICUT MULLS TAX ON ELECTRICITY GENERATORS Nuclear, oil and coal companies complainabout a discriminatory law. NEWS/ page 6
Students running in the upcoming USG elections had the opportunity last night to have their ideas heard. The candidates for president and vice president are, respectively, Sam Tracy and Lindsay Chiappa, Brian Ingmanson and Ali Albini and Vijay Sekhara and Lauren Reinmann. Last night, in a debate style format, Tracy, Chiappa, Ingmanson and Albini addressed student questions and concerns directly. Topics covered included tuition increases, Spring Weekend activities and policy changes to increase student involvement in USG. Chiappa, a 5th-semester heath promotions major, is running because she is “upset with the lack of leadership in USG.” Ingmanson, a 6th-semester science education major, emphasized innovation and collaboration as most important. “Continually doing things the same way is not what students want to hear...we should be collaborating [with different groups on campus] and not just funding them,” Ingmanson said. “We are all Huskies.”
Each candidate brings different levels of experience to the position. Tracy, a 4th-semester political science major and the current CLAS senator, has plenty of experience working with state officials at the State Capitol, which he feels could be helpful if he were to be elected. “We need strong leaders to advocate for students, and who are good at interacting with federal and state officials,” Tracy said. “UConn needs leaders who are willing to stand up to the administration. [Lindsay and I] have strong goals for UConn and the skills to make them happen.” Albini, the current chair of USG’s promotions and recruitment committee and a 4th-semester ACES major, has some big ideas, as well as personal goals if elected vice president. “I’m very excited to have an opportunity to get into bigger issues like tuition and Spring Weekend,” Albini said. “My personal goal would be to streamline the organization and make it more productive.” The candidates took strong opinions on a topic at the center of many students concerns – Spring Weekend. “Right now, UConn has
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Lindsay Chiappa a 5th-semester health promotion major and candidate for USG vice president spoke about topics like tuition increases and Spring Weekend activities at the the USG Presidential Debate last night. Chiappa is on the ballot with Sam Tracy for the election.
banned all events and guests, Tracy said. “We need to address the problem, rather than ban unofficial events.” His opponent took a different stance on the event, seeing the sanctioned cam-
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pus events as completely different from the off-campus parties. “The most important thing is students safety,” Ingmanson said. “How hard is it to argue against students
dying?” “Oozeball, listed on our website as a UConn tradition, shouldn’t be used as a political instrument.”
She pointed out several examples, including how advertisers use personal information on Facebook to shovel products toward interested consumers. Preston addressed students on the effects of social technology within the community and the newsroom as well, using direct examples from world news. “Do you all remember the plane landing in the Hudson?” she asked students. “Well, here we are at the New York Times, about three-and-ahalf blocks from where this plane lands in the Hudson, and where did we learn about it? The Twitter.” Travis Biechele, an 8thsemester marketing major and employee of the UConn-based Shizzlr.com, said, “Social media is kinda picking up and catching fire, and this seemed like an
interesting opportunity to hear from someone who is on the foreground of the New York Times.” He added after the lecture, “I will definitely bring what I learned tonight to our weekly meetings and hopefully pick up some of their strategies.” Preston explored the negative aspects of a world run by social media, in which privacy can be impeded, after a question on the subject by sophomore political science major Chris Forstrom. The power of Facebook and Twitter may not seem obvious, but the spread of information in parts of the world without the freedom of speech can help topple even the most oppressive regimes, as is happening in the Middle East.
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Last night, New York Times Reporter Jennifer Preston held what she called a “conversation” on the topic of social media and the changing tides of the information industry. There are an overwhelmingly increasing number of people using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social media services. Preston shared her expertise on how these mediums are used to change the shape of our generation, which she dubbed the generation of “digital natives.” “I think we had a good turn out,” said Chad Jens, an 8thsemester chemical engineering major who helped bring Preston to campus. “You can always hope for more people, but the engagement at this event was incredible.
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New York Time reporter Jennifer Preston discusses social networking technologies.
There was more question time than lecture time, which I’ve never seen before in a lecture.” A large effect of social media
on our generation, according to Preston, is the change of “content starting to come to you instead of you going to it.”
What’s on at UConn today... Native American Cultural Society Open House & Coffee Hour 6 to 8 p.m. SU, 416 B
The Native American Cultural Society will host their First Open House ad Coffee Hour in their office. The event is free and free snacks and drinks will be served.
Tuition Runs Out Day 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fairfield Way Only 1/3 of the cost of our education is paid for by tuition. Where does the rest of the funding come from? Come and learn all about it.
Gender Lecture 12 to 1:30 p.m. Rainbow Center The Rainbow Center’s Out to Lunch Lecture Series begins the semester with a presentation by Myron Genel entitled, “Athletic Sex: Gender Identity and Validation in Athletic Competition.”
Finding an internship 4 to 5 p.m. CUE, 122 The Career Services propose a workshop to help you find an internship.
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Woman found dead at site of Waterbury fire
WATERBURY (AP) — An autopsy shows that a 79-year-old Waterbury woman who was found dead by firefighters responding to a stove fire in her home had died of natural causes. The Republican-American newspaper on Monday identified the woman as Ida Rubo. She lived alone in the Judith Lane home. The fire was first reported by a relative just before 2 p.m. on Sunday. The fire was contained to the kitchen but the woman was found dead in the garage. Deputy Fire Marshal Terrance Ballou had said earlier that the woman had a medical condition. An autopsy conducted Monday determined the cause of death to be natural causes.
Roman Catholic diocese settles abuse lawsuit
BRIDGEPORT (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $200,000 to the family of a man who said he was abused as a child by a gardener and a priest at a Trumbull church. Michael Powel, who died of cancer in 2008, said he was abused as a child at St. Theresa’s Church in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His wife and two adult children moved forward with the suit after his death. A spokesman for the diocese tells The Connecticut Post that the church does not admit any wrongdoing but determined that settling would be less expensive than fighting what he called a “frivolous” lawsuit.
New London man accused of stabbing
NEW LONDON (AP) — A New London man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend has been ordered held on $1 million bond. Authorities say 31-year-old Evens St. Hilaire stabbed 25-year-old Lynda Sanon of Wallingford twice in the neck on Saturday night. According to court documents, St. Hilaire told police he and Sanon had been dating for nine months and were engaged to be married in May. St. Hilaire told police their relationship had recently become strained. Police say Sanon went to St. Hilaire’s apartment unannounced around and a fight ensued. St. Hilaire told police that Sanon threatened him with the knife first, he took it from her hand and stabbed her. He then fled the apartment
Jewett Man gets 12 years for abusing sons
NEW LONDON (AP) — A Jewett City man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for severely injuring his twin 4-month-old sons. Christopher Caruso was also sentenced on Monday to have no contact with his ex-wife and children until 2036 after pleading no contest to two counts of first-degree assault. Police arrested the 39-year-old Caruso in February 2009. One son was flown to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford for unexplained seizures and respiratory problems. A medical evaluation determined he suffered previous injuries, including a brain and eye injury. An examination of the other boy revealed injuries that included three healing rib fractures and a leg fracture. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Caruso said he never meant to hurt the children but got rough with them when he was frustrated.
Kennedy Center honors 10 with Sondheim Awards WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center in Washington is honoring 10 teachers with $10,000 grants for inspiring students after they were selected from hundreds of nominees. The grants honor Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim and are being announced Tuesday, his birthday. A gift from Freddie Gershon, chairman of the licensing group Music Theatre International, created the program last year. Honorees include: Christi Davis of Fayetteville, N.C.; Rafe Esquith of Los Angeles; Paul Fry of New Haven, Conn.; Rembert Herbert of New York; Bridget Lambright of Cleveland; Melanie Mann of North Miami Beach, Fla.; Steven Miller of Rialto, Calif.; Tom Porton, of Bronx, NY; Evelys Ubiera of Miami and Jacque Wheeler of Valdosta, Ga. Sondheim has won more Tony Awards than any other composer. His musicals include “Follies,” ‘’A Little Night Music” and “Sweeney Todd.”
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HARTFORD (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a new tax on generators of electricity to provide relief for ratepayers, finance alternative energy systems and raise revenue. The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee met Tuesday to debate the bill that would impose a tax on generators that use oil, coal and nuclear power. The tax would raise $340 million in revenue, with $332 million from Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear plants. Dominion Resources Inc., which operates the plants in southeastern Connecticut, said the tax will raise prices for consumers and that the tax is discriminatory because it is applied to only a few energy sources. Daniel Weekley, vice president of government affairs for the Richmond, Va.-based Dominion, told the committee last week its proposal is a “punitive energy tax” that would force it to raise prices. It also undermines business as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy insists his administration is pro-busi-
ness, he said. “Dominion will be required to pay more than $300 million in additional taxes — not exactly what Gov. Malloy intended when he called upon businesses to share in the pain,” Weekley said. Weekley and other opponents say the legislation, which bars taxes on electricity generated in Connecticut exclusively through fuel cells or an alternative energy, discriminates against nuclear, oil and coal. Rep. Vickie Nardello, cochairwoman of the Energy and Technology Committee, said the Millstone plants have benefited from low costs and can bear the proposed tax more than other generators. “Where is the fairness here?” she asked. Rep. Laura Hoydick, R-Stratford, the ranking House Republican on the energy committee, said higher taxes on the generators will lead to higher rates. “If we feel that this is not going to affect us negatively, it most certainly will,” she said. “Stifling generation will dis-
suade other generators from investing in Connecticut.” Rep. Betsy Ritter, D-Waterford, lives near Millstone. She called the bill “very bad policy” and said it excessively punishes the nuclear industry, the lowest emitter of greenhouse gas in Connecticut. “This bill strictly rewards natural gas generators, encourages them to build their presence in our state,” she said. The tax also would provide much needed revenue as the state faces a large budget deficit and finance development of clean energy, Nardello said. Consumer and environmental advocates support the measure. Christopher Phelps, program director at Environment Connecticut, told lawmakers at a public hearing last week that the revenue will support spending for renewable energy and energy efficiency and would repeal a tax established last year. However, the New England Power Generators Association said that because no other state in New England imposes a tax on generators of electric-
ity, such a tax would make Connecticut less competitive in attracting business. Individuals and businesses have complained for years that electricity prices have risen dramatically since Connecticut deregulated electricity in 1998 and have pressured the legislature to find ways to reduce costs. Separate legislation overhauling Connecticut’s energy policy is intended to reduce electric rates, encourage renewable and homegrown energy such as solar and wind power, help reduce energy waste and lead to a long-range state energy plan. Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford, co-chairman of the energy committee, supports the bill. He said lawmakers need to find a way to lower electric rates for businesses and individuals. “This system we have is not working in the best interests of Connecticut ratepayers and talking about wanting to reduce rates isn’t going to do it,” he said. “None of these things are easy. None of them are easy.”
Police talk to driver about NH bus crash
LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — Investigators interviewed the driver of a bus that overturned in the median of a slick New Hampshire highway, injuring 23, and authorities said they haven’t ruled out criminal charges. The bus was carrying about two dozen Koreans from Quebec to Boston when the driver lost control on Interstate 93 in Littleton, near the Vermont border, at about 8:15 p.m. Monday. A light snow had fallen, bringing with it intermittent fog. The bus accident was the third in the Northeast this month, including a crash in New York City in which 15 people were killed. The driver in Monday’s crash was interviewed as part of the investigation, which is ongoing, Lt. Todd Landry of the New Hampshire State Police said. “Charges have not been ruled out at this point,” he said. Landry said the driver’s history was being looked at, “but it would be premature for me to say anything about it.” The driver had suffered a minor injury in the accident and was released from a hospital Monday night. Most of the passengers resumed their trip Tuesday. Police said five passengers were seriously injured and were taken to Littleton Regional Hospital. Debra Lynaugh, an
administrative assistant for community relations at the hospital, said Tuesday that two of them were transferred to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, one was still at the hospital in stable condition and two were released Monday night. Eleven people were treated for lesser injuries and seven for minor injuries at other hospitals.
Most of the Koreans did not speak English, and an 11-yearold boy who was traveling on the bus with his parents was able to assist in the aftermath of the accident. “I tried to be calm,” Rei Lee told WMUR-TV. “I feel really good because I could help the others.” On March 12, a bus headed from a Connecticut casino to
New York City’s Chinatown crashed into a pole in the Bronx, killing 15. Investigators are looking into whether the driver fell asleep or was distracted at the wheel. He has not been charged. Last week in New Jersey, a bus crashed as it traveled from New York City’s Chinatown to Philadelphia, killing the driver and a passenger and injuring dozens of others.
HARTFORD (AP) — Two years after a Connecticut woman was found frozen to death in several inches of snow, her sister is asking a state judge to secure $1 million in assets apiece from a former state lawmaker and a Cromwell tavern in case she wins a lawsuit blaming them for the death. A lawyer for Lorraine Sinisgalli, who is co-executor of Carol Jean Sinisgalli’s estate, filed a motion in New Britain Superior Court late last month seeking to attach properties owned by former Cromwell state Rep. James O’Rourke and O’Leary’s Digger McDuff’s Tavern and prevent them from selling their properties or disposing of them in other ways. A sta-
tus hearing on the motion is scheduled for next Monday. Lorraine Sinisgalli filed the lawsuit in February 2010, accusing O’Rourke and the tavern of negligence and recklessness in her sister’s death. Her recent motion revealed for the first time that she is seeking at least $1 million in damages from both O’Rourke and the bar. Lawyers for O’Rourke, who lost his re-election bid in November, and the bar deny the allegations. They said Tuesday that they will challenge Sinisgalli’s application for a prejudgment remedy. Carol Jean Sinisgalli’s body was found by a cross-country skier in several inches of snow near train tracks in Rocky Hill
on the afternoon of Jan. 22, 2009. Her sister claims she was kicked out of the tavern with no coat or shoes the previous night in 14-degree weather after an altercation with another patron. The lawsuit says O’Rourke, who also was at the tavern that night, tried to drive Sinisgalli, an acquaintance, to her home in Rocky Hill, but Sinisgalli was “dropped off and/or exited” the car along the way in a dark and isolated area and became disoriented. The longtime Department of Motor Vehicles employee was 41. Lorraine Sinisgalli says tavern employees shouldn’t have kicked her sister out of the bar without her coat, shoes and other belongings,
and O’Rourke should have done something to prevent her from wandering off in freezing temperatures when he knew she was impaired. Sinisgalli’s attorney didn’t immediately return a message Tuesday seeking comment. O’Rourke, who was investigated by police but never charged in the death, said in a statement to authorities that he left the tavern at about the same time as Carol Jean Sinisgalli and she jumped into the back seat of his car. He said he was trying to drive her home when she became belligerent and knocked down his rearview mirror, garage door opener and glasses before jumping out of the car.
In a March 21, 2011 photo, rescue workers examine a tour bus on Interstate 93 in Littlton, N.H. Traffic on a northern New Hampshire highway was flowing normally again Tuesday, hours after a tour bus turned over in the median, injuring 23.
Dead woman’s sister seeking $1M from ex-rep.
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US spent-fuel storage sites are packed
The nuclear crisis in Japan has laid bare an ever-growing problem for the United States — the enormous amounts of still-hot radioactive waste accumulating at commercial nuclear reactors in more than 30 states. The U.S. has 71,862 tons of the waste, according to stateby-state numbers obtained by The Associated Press. But the nation has no place to permanently store the material, which stays dangerous for tens of thousands of years. Plans to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain have been abandoned, but even if a facility had been built there, America already has more waste than it could have handled. Three-quarters of the waste sits in water-filled cooling pools like those at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Japan, outside the thick concrete-and-steel barriers meant to guard against a radioactive release from a nuclear reactor. Spent fuel at Dai-ichi overheated, possibly melting fuelrod casings and spewing radiation into the air, after Japan’s tsunami knocked out power to cooling systems at the plant. The rest of the spent fuel from commercial U.S. reactors has been put into dry cask storage, but regulators only envision those as a solution for about a century and the waste would eventually have to be deposited into a Yuccalike facility. The U.S. nuclear industry
says the waste is being stored safely at power-plant sites, though it has long pushed for a long-term storage facility. Meanwhile, the industry’s collective pile of waste is growing by about 2,200 tons a year; experts say some of the pools in the United States contain four times the amount of spent fuel that they were designed to handle. The AP analyzed a state-bystate summary of spent fuel data based on information that nuclear power plants voluntarily report every year to the Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry and lobbying group. The NEI would not make available the amount of spent fuel at individual power plants. While the U.S. Department of Energy previously reported figures on overall spent fuel storage, it no longer has updated information available. A spokesman fo the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees nuclear power plant safety, said the agency was still searching for a compilation of spent fuel data. The U.S. has 104 operating nuclear reactors, situated on 65 sites in 31 states. There are another 15 permanently shut reactors that also house spent fuel. Four states have spent fuel even though they don’t have operating commercial plants. Reactors in Colorado, Oregon and Maine are permanently shut; spent fuel from all three is stored in dry casks. Idaho never had a commercial reac-
tor, but waste from the 1979 Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania is being stored at a federal facility there. Illinois has 9,301 tons of spent nuclear fuel at its power plants, the most of any state in the country, according to industry figures. It is followed by Pennsylvania with 6,446 tons; 4,290 in South Carolina and roughly 3,780 tons each for New York and North Carolina. Spent nuclear fuel is about 95 percent uranium. About 1 percent are other heavy elements such as curium, americium and plutonium-239, best known as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each has an extremely long half-life — some take hundreds of thousands of years to lose all of their radioactive potency. The rest, about 4 percent, is a cocktail of byproducts of fission that break down over much shorter time periods, such as cesium-137 and strontium-90, which break down completely in about 300 years. How dangerous these elements are depends on how easily can find their way into the body. Plutonium and uranium are heavy, and don’t spread through the air well, but there is a concern that plutonium could leach into water supplies over thousands of years. Cesium-137 is easily transported by air. It is cesium-137 that can still be detected in a New Jersey-sized patch of land around the Chernobyl reactor that exploded in the
Pete Vavricka conducts an underground train from the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Ukraine in 1986. Typically, waste must sit in pools at least five years before being moved to a cask or permanent storage, but much of the material in the pools of U.S. plants has been stored there far longer than that. Safety advocates have long urged the NRC to force utility operators to reduce the amount of spent fuel in their pools. The more tightly packed they are, the more quickly they can
overheat and spew radiation into the environment in case of an accident, a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Industry leaders say new technology has made fuel pools safer, and regulators have taken some steps since the 9/11 terror attacks to reduce fuel pool risks. Kevin Crowley, who directs the nuclear and radiation studies board at the National Academy of Sciences, says lessons will
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US involvement in Libya vital to foreign policy
n recent days, the U.N. has used military force to establish a no-fly zone over Libya, where dictator Muammar Qaddafi has brutally suppressed pro-democratic rebels. As a world leader and major member of the U.N. Security Council, the U.S. has joined the coalition in its efforts to destroy Qaddafi’s air capabilities. Some politicians argue that the United States’ involvement is unnecessary, irresponsible and opens the door for another drawn-out war like Afghanistan and Iraq. However, the current situation in Libya is far different from the situation the U.S. faced entering Iraq. Today, U.S. involvement is justified because its participation is an essential component of broader international policy aimed at protecting global peace and security. President Obama has made the right choice by pledging U.S. support to the multilateral mission. Unlike its actions in Iraq, the U.S. is working within the international framework set up during the Cold War. This framework is shaped around the principle that defending democracy should not be the duty of one nation, but the joint responsibility of all democratic nations. The resolution that authorized intervention in Libya had the Security Council’s endorsement, which the Iraqi invasion lacked. The resolution also received support from the Arab League, providing Western powers with the legitimacy to act on the behalf of Arab countries. Lastly, under the current multinational plan, leadership will soon be transferred to NATO and the Arab League. The U.S. will not bear the burden of this fight. On a larger scale, U.N. involvement is warranted because the outcome of Libya’s revolution will impact other Middle Eastern states that are experiencing their own democratic movements. Qaddafi’s cruel suppression of rebel forces has emboldened dictators in Yemen and Bahrain, who have used violence against demonstrators in their own countries. This scenario would have ended the Arab democratic awakening that has been sweeping the Middle East and, because of the U.N.’s actions, still has the potential to inspire change elsewhere. Without U.N. intervention, Qaddafi would have destroyed the democratic movement in Libya. But because of the U.N., Libyan rebels have a good chance at success. Unfortunately for isolationists, the world that the U.S. has helped design for the past 70 years is not one in which a superpower can idly sit by while the U.N. acts. As a vital part of the U.N., the U.S. has a commitment to support U.N. actions that protect international security, as mandated by the U.N. Charter. Therefore, America’s current involvement in Libya is, however unfortunate, essential to its commitment to maintain peace and security around the globe. 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.
Only at East Campus will you find people making glutenfree bacon wrapped cheese deep-fried in beer batter. I saw a girl wearing two see-through shirts today. Double see-through all the way....What does this mean?! Judging by the people leaving at halftime, I’d say the women’s game was a blowout. The “Jaws” theme came up on my shuffle while walking behind a group of laughing girls. Creeping like a boss. The Pokemon trainer SUPERNERD just told me, “School is fun but so are Pokemon.” Oh, right... school... Why is every sink in the library bathrooms three feet off the ground? What are we, hobbits? Does anyone else feel like the wobbly tiles on top of the BioPhysics building are time portals? Or at the very least an entrance to Narnia. Course registration: That time of the semester where my hopes die as I watch all the classes I want fill up. Once it got cold again my friend complained, “Spring is a dirty teasing temptress, and Winter is that annoying ex-girlfriend who just won’t stop calling.” Answering The Daily Question and getting in the InstantDaily in the same day? Epic win.
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Why America won’t lose its place in the sun
hese may be challenging times for America. The economy is stalled, and painful cuts are being made. Deficits need to be controlled. Citizens are struggling to decide whether public unions help or hurt the country, while still trying to find jobs. The country is fighting for democracy on yet another battlefield. And throughout all this, political consensus seems to be nowhere in sight. At the same time, America has a right to be thankful. The images that have been coming out By Arragon Perrone of Japan reveal a catastrophe that Weekly Columnist America does not suffer. In Libya, those who love democracy must fight for it in battered streets against a dictator who wants them dead. In America, both Republicans and Democrats can proclaim their love for democracy on open streets. America faces many troubling issues, but these obstacles do not erase the strengths that still make this nation a beacon of hope for the world. America remains the world’s largest economy and will remain so until at least 2050, before which pointthere will be time to reenergize the nation’s lackluster business competition. America is also a generous nation: it immediately extended a hand to Japan when it was hit with the cataclysmic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. And in Libya, America has shown the world that it stands on the side of democracy, international cooperation and mutual peace. If America is to be blamed, it is to be blamed for trying to do too much. America is hurt by its good intentions, not its callousness to humanity. In this nation, politicians endeavor to scale back inefficient government programs that were intended to aid disadvantaged groups, but ended up keeping them down, rather than allowing them to rise up. Would the people prefer a different debate? Would Americans rather complain about a nation where its leaders refused to help anyone but instead ruled the country with iron fists?
Perhaps such thinking is too idealistic in a cynical, disillusioned age. Opponents argue that those who believe in America’s greatness are naive or just plain unrealistic. To these opponents, the facts – the economic recession, the manipulative news media, the dissatisfaction with government and the ballooning deficits – seem to point toward one and only one direction – Doom. The fall of Rome. The Apocalypse.
“If America is to be blamed, it is to be blamed for trying too much. America is hurt by its good intentions, not its callousness to humanity.” America’s naysayers need to stop thinking about 2012 and get back to the real world. America has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges time and time again, and each time came out stronger than before. The rising generation, born in the glorious wake of the Soviet Union’s fall, is unfamiliar with such global challenges. The older generation, which overcame the Depression, Nazism and racism, is quite familiar with these struggles, but they will not be here forever. When they pass away, their collective memory of people fighting for their very lives will be forgotten. But while members of the Greatest Generation are alive, they can tell us about the many times when America seemed to come to the brink, and somehow, when everything seemed to be at the darkest hour, pulled back: the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, WWII, the Cuban Missile Crisis, all of the Cold War, the tumultuous 1960s, the stagflation of the mid1970s and 9/11. Perhaps Americans do not give themselves enough credit for their successes. Perhaps the isolated bubbles in which
some people live keep them from recognizing the comparative advantage they have over the other citizens of the world. America often forgets its greatest success: a place in time where, in a library on a campus surrounded by farmland and woods, the descendants of Chinese, Colombian, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Indian, Polish and Russian immigrants, among other groups, can sit together drinking mocha and make fun of Charlie Sheen while complaining about the exam they have tomorrow. Elsewhere throughout history, had they been born at a different time, these people would be building pyramids for their pharaoh, worshipping wooden vases, dying of the Plague or being burned at a stake for opposing an unjust king. Even today, most Americans do not have to fear sweatshop labor, work all day in the fields in order to escape starve or fear letting their own voices be heard. America has built the closest example of a utopia the world has ever known. Yes, there are challenges America must learn to face better – deficits, energy prices and the need for alternative sources, immigration, jobs and the currently popular yet depressing feeling that the American Dream was a nice illusion, but nothing more. If America realizes that problems just as great as these were overcome before, then the future will be in good hands. But in order to do that, Americans must rediscover what it means to fight for their liberty. If these challenges allow them to find the bravery inside themselves to conquer adversity like the millions who came and died before, than these obstacles may be blessings in disguise. It may seem like winter outside when it is supposed to be spring, but the summer will come again. As long as America believes it, wants it and is willing to die for it, the summer will come again.
Weekly columnist Arragon Perrone is a 6th-semester political science and English double major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
Education is more than a service to be bought
oday is Tuition Runs Out Day, the symbolic date on which funding from state grants and student fees for UConn is exhausted and the remainder of the university’s expenses begins to be paid by philanthropists, alumni and private citizens. UConn has made a point of promoting this day as some sort of campus-wide event worthy of celebration, crowing By Christopher about it on their website Kempf for student Staff Columnist giving and on go.uconn. edu. The point of all this fanfare is to encourage students to open up their own wallets and contribute more to the cost of their education (in conjunction with, to be fair, the added incentive of matching funds from an alumnus) than they currently do. While I understand that the university has a legitimate need to raise money for its various expenses, I find it abhorrent and demeaning that we as students should be asked to sacrifice more, beg for more funds from donors and expect less from the university when a fulfilling education ought to be a fundamental right. Before I write further, I must
disclose that I do not pay for my tuition at UConn. I was awarded a scholarship. Therefore, I have no stake in this matter. But I recognize that while it is easy for me to make broad claims about education and rights with the knowledge that I will not be affected by any policy that I advocate, I believe that my status as a student and as a citizen concerned with the state of higher education entitles me to advocacy nonetheless. We have seen that our education and our quality of life on campus can be seriously compromised by the frivolous actions of certain donors to the university. Back in January, millionaire donor Robert G. Burton decided to revoke the massive multimillion dollar gift he made to the UConn football program. He felt slighted by athletic director Jeff Hathaway during the latter’s search for the new head coach of the football team, and when they learned of the debacle, the campus fumed at Burton’s petulant immaturity. Daily Campus Sports Editor Mac Cerullo suggested, echoing the sentiments of many others and myself, “I say we give him every dime back.” But a Daily Campus editorial published Feb. 2, in contrast, attempted to convince him to reconsider his decision. “No matter where
the administration stands,” the editorial begged, “We do take notice and appreciate your contributions. We could not have this university or the education that comes with it without you.” Though Burton later came to his senses and reversed his decision, the fact that The Daily Campus, a prominent voice of student interests on campus, was reduced to pleading with a donor to persuade him not to withdraw his funds condemns neither Burton nor the newspaper, but rather the idea of education as a commodity to be bought and sold at will.
“There is some benefit that will be paid back to society.” This commodification of education is deeply troubling, for it suggests that our society is willing to allow the human capital of young people to go to waste and condemn millions to lives of idleness and tedium. To my mind, such waste is irrational, for surely there is some benefit that will be paid back to society in the long run due to intellectual development of young people. Furthermore, when we think of some of the rights conferred upon Americans – the freedom of speech, the freedom
of assembly and the right to vote, for example – we notice how meaningless they are if they are not granted to rational individuals who understand their significance. We consider these rights to be fundamental; but what is more fundamental than the right to an education, from which all social and political fulfillment springs? Derek Bok, the former president of Harvard University, is best known for saying, “If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.” It is hard to find fault with such a statement, since we all know the fulfilling, enriching and enlightening power of education and knowledge. But when you are asked to celebrate when your university asks you to pay even more for a degree which is beyond your economic means to begin with; when you find yourself condemned to a life of debt slavery; and when society permits your unique talents and skills to be wasted because the price of your personal fulfillment was set too high, then you might find yourself saying on a day such as today, “If you think ignorance is expensive, try education.”
Staff Columnist Christopher Kempf is a 2ndsmester political science major. He can be reached at Christopher Kempf@UConn.edu
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Dismiss the Cynics by Victor Preato
Down 1 “... why __ thou forsaken me?”: Matthew 2 “Am __ strict?” 3 Nana 4 With it 5 Links assistant 6 Mah-__ 7 Build up 8 __ and outs: peculiarities 9 Blotto 10 Michener novel set in Japan 11 “Michael Collins” star 12 Desilu co-founder 13 Davis of “A League of Their Own” 18 “Who touches a hair
of __ gray head ...”: Whittier 23 Campaigned 24 Collaborative website 25 Tight spots 26 Turow work set at Harvard 27 Goya’s “Duchess of __” 28 Pond plant 29 Reuters, e.g. 32 Big shot 33 Cousin of atmo35 “Runaround Sue” singer 36 Say no to 38 Like some machinery nuts 39 Part of NFC: Abbr. 40 Fight memento 45 Me. hours 46 Sounded like a Siamese 47 Greater Antilles nation 48 Percolates
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Across 1 Note for a soprano 6 Puts away 11 Jet or time follower 14 Heart chambers 15 __ vincit amor 16 Dander 17 Family line of bar makers? 19 “Wheel of Fortune” request 20 Huge amount 21 Malamute and mastiff 22 “The Road to Wealth” author 24 Windfall of chicken pieces? 27 Four-time Masters winner, familiarly 30 Cockamamie 31 Vichyssoise veggie 32 Lloyd or Paul of Cooperstown 34 Teachers College advanced deg. 37 Glasgow girl under a spell? 41 Pitches between innings? 42 Clod choppers 43 Source of Davy Crockett’s cap 44 City on the Aar 46 Slugger Ramirez 47 Frat guy with a spatula? 52 Angiogram image 53 Like San Francisco’s Coit Tower 54 Google Earth image 57 Popular ending? 58 Unwanted grass at the Cotton Bowl? 62 Celestial Seasonings product 63 Hot coal 64 Bunsen burner cousins
I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
The Daily Crossword
Classic Toast by Tom Dilling
Aries - Be gentle to those who love you. You don’t want to say something that you’d later regret. Look beyond the material world to focus on your inner spirit. Taurus - The end of one thing is the beginning of another. Powerful energy moves projects forward. Ask yourself what you really want, and be open to getting it. Gemini - It’s lonely when you forget the team. The energy’s there to move things forward quickly. Harness it by asking others to check your blind spots. Expect positive change.
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Cancer - You have the talent, energy, skills and commitment to make it work. Don’t rush the job, though, or risk missing something key. Embrace a new direction. Leo - Bring people together for a delicious family meal. Let the guests inspire a new future direction. Listen to your intuition, and keep it grounded. Check your schedule. Virgo - You’re strongly rooted to take action that forwards a project, and have energy and resources. Don’t get distracted from your main focus. Keep an open mind. Libra - Take a day trip with friends, and listen for new directions. Check in with them about any bargains you find that seem too good to be true. They see your blind spots.
Why The Long Face by Jackson Lautier
Scorpio - Physical movement contributes to your body, your spirit and your projects. You may be inclined to avoid it, stuck to a screen. Try something new for best fortune. Sagittarius - Your house may be a mess, but you have plenty of energy for your projects, which are thriving. Indulge your rich fantasy life while doing something practical, like laundry. Capricorn - Coyote the Trickster may be at work today, pulling the wool over your eyes. Things may not be what they seem. Travel delays are possible. Keep open and stay positive. Aquarius - A good friend may bring you luck today, but, more importantly, they have a shoulder to lean on if luck turns the other way. Together, you can conquer unknown horizons. Pisces - Find bliss in the unexpected today. Indulge your dreams, and watch them develop. You may find a new career path. Pinch yourself to make sure it’s real.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hospice programs at odds over proposed fixes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Proposed changes to decadesold state public health regulations are pitting dozens of Connecticut hospice providers against a nationally-recognized facility in Branford for the terminally ill, which claims the suggested revisions could be financially devastating and compromise patient care. Natalie “Nikki” O’Neill, the state’s former first lady, has joined the emotional debate by urging support for Connecticut Hospice, which operates the palliative hospital in Branford as well as a visiting hospice program that cared for her late husband, former Gov. William O’Neill. He died at home in 2007 after battling chronic emphysema for years. “In Connecticut, we have the highest hospice standards in the nation,” said O’Neill, who recently wrote an opinion column in The Hartford
Prisons review library policy
HARTFORD (AP) — The state Department of Correction commissioner told lawmakers Monday that his agency has begun reviewing the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ policies for library collections and is expected to have new rules for Connecticut’s prison libraries around July 1. Leo Arnone appeared before the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, which is considering a bill that would require such a review. Sen. John Kissel, a Republican from Enfield who proposed the legislation, is particularly concerned about graphic, violent books one of the defendants in a 2007 fatal home invasion may have read while in prison. Arnone said new committees, to be created in individual prisons, will ultimately come up with policies for approving books in their respective library collections. He expects those policies will be ready around July 1. The Federal Bureau of Prisons also has local committees handle library collection policies at each federal institution with a library, he said. “The new system will really put some standard operating procedures behind what we do now,” he said. Most of the books in Connecticut’s prison libraries have been donated. Before this review, Arnone said, a librarian or school teacher who worked part-time in a prison would be the one to decide which books were suitable for the collection. At times, he said, that person could be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of books to review, sometimes receiving 400 donated books in one day. Kissel, who acknowledged that his legislation may no longer be necessary given the DOC’s plans, asked Arnone to go back and review the books already in the prison library collections. Attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky, who faces trial for the 2007 Cheshire home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead, recently have filed court papers saying that before the crime, his co-defendant, Steven Hayes, read books in prison depicting violent murders and the burning of victims. They said many of the 24 books Hayes checked out from prison in the year before the Cheshire home invasion were violent and included details about strangulation, rape and arson. Hayes was convicted in December and sentenced to death. “To be honest, some of it is pretty scary as far as it being very similar to what took place at Cheshire. God only knows what the connections may or may not be,” Kissel said. “There’s millions of books. Part of me wonders why those books happen to be in those facilities.”
Courant that Connecticut Hospice sent to supporters. “Why spoil what we have?” But proponents of the new Department of Public Health regulations, the subject of an April 4 public hearing before the General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee, argue the changes are long overdue and will ultimately allow more hospices to provide end-of-life care in a residential facility, such as the one in Branford. “It creates competition. It allows other hospices to do what Connecticut Hospice has been doing solely for 30 years,” said Cynthia RoySquitieri, executive director of Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, which serves 600 to 800 hospice patients a year. Roy-Squitieri said families cannot or do not always want to drive the hour and a half to visit their loved ones in Branford.
“Families in Connecticut should be allowed to have a choice,” she said. Besides the Branford facility, there are two residential programs in Stamford and Middletown. Hospice services are also provided at hospitals and nursing homes across the state. The draft regulations, initiated during former Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration, apply only to inpatient hospice facilities that families typically turn to when care at home, in a nursing home or a hospital is not a viable option. The rules would change various requirements for medical staffing levels, onsite pharmacy services, spiritual counseling, arts programming, as well as required qualifications of administrators and medical staff, and building requirements such as ceiling height and patient room size. Roy-Squitieri said 29 of the state’s 30 hospices, which often
supply the hospice care at hospitals and nursing homes, support the new regulations. DPH spokesman William Gerrish said the proposed changes reflect requirements by the federal Medicare program and “how hospice care is delivered in the modern era.” “Ultimately our goal is to improve quality and access to hospice care,” he said. Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, co-chairman of the regulations committee, said many people on both sides of the issue have contacted him about the new regulations. He said he hopes the Public Health Department will find a compromise. Dr. Joseph Andrews, medical director at Connecticut Hospice, said his organization believes the proposed regulations would essentially revoke the Branford facility’s unique designation as a palliative
care hospital, which allows it to receive higher rates under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. If Connecticut Hospice loses its hospital designation, Andrews said “it’s kind of tough to see us staying the way we were.” Roy-Squitieri said the new regulations would allow Connecticut Hospice to seek a waiver and continue to operate as they do now. About 20 percent of the time, when people approach the end of life, Andrews said they can become agitated or frightened. They might pull out catheters or rip off their clothing, or need help coping with major pain. Andrews said the visiting nurse associations that want to provide inpatient hospice services are “not realistic about the seriousness” of what’s involved in treating some patients in their final throes of illness.
“They’re going to get outmaneuvered by disease and it happens very quickly,” he said, predicting many patients will end up in emergency rooms. At the 52-bed hospice facility in Branford, which has sweeping views of Long Island Sound, there is one nurse and one nurse’s aide for every six patients. During the day, there are typically two to four doctors on staff. There are also social workers, a fulltime pharmacist and emergency admissions taken aroundthe-clock, said Andrews. He said the new regulations set a bar far below what is provided by Connecticut Hospice, the first hospice program in the U.S. But other hospice groups point out that they are based on best practices and standards set by Medicare that affect more than 5,000 hospice programs across the U.S.
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The initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post, as an abbreviation for “oll correct,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time.
Joan Crawford - 1904 Akira Kurosawa - 1910 Chaka Khan - 1953 Keri Russell - 1976
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Huskies get “Made” for Greek Week Can men really be changed? By Alessandra Petrino Campus Correspondent
and were incredibly fun to play. Of course, as with the best co-op games, hurting your teammate can be just as fun as helping them. My time with BattleBlock included at least a dozen hilarious teammate kills, from punching friends onto spikes to sacrificing them in order to attain special jewels. Over the course of my time at the gaming convention, these games proved to be more fun than most big-budget ones I played. All three should be released on Xbox Live Arcade sometime between now and the end of the year. Keep an eye out.
“He’s different with me.” Whether you’ve said this about someone you’ve dated or have heard one of your girlfriends say something similar, it’s probably safe to say that every girl has heard of the miracle of a woman being able to change a man. Perhaps you’ve been the person to try and persuade a friend not to date the guy who has a reputation for cheating. Or maybe you’ve been the girl who began dating the guy with that reputation and told yourself, “It will be different this time.” Maybe you once believed that with you, he wouldn’t be that way, that he would be different or that you would change him. Whichever part you may play in this scenario the issue at hand is still the same. Can you change a man? The first scenario I’ve spoken of is a bit drastic. There are some who may still believe that “once a cheater, always a cheater.” Let us consider minor changes women sometimes wish to alter in the men they are with. One example is if a man smokes or drinks heavily, or just enough to make the woman he is dating uncomfortable or disagree with his choices. Or, better yet, I’m sure we’ve all heard of a woman complaining about the way her boyfriend dresses or the way he chooses to have his hair cut. Or maybe the guy you are seeing isn’t the best in bed and you’d like him to change his moves and make it more pleasing for you. Yet, in any of these scenarios, can a woman change a man? Can you change the choices a man makes about what to do with his body, or alter his choice of fashion – or rather lack there of? “I don’t think it’s necessarily the woman changing the man as it is more the man realizing that he needs to change because of the woman,” said Joe Williams, 24. “Like with my fiancée, I’m still the same person with the same annoying tendencies, but there are things about myself that I changed for myself because I met her, like taking school more seriously, no other ladies, even things like driving less recklessly,” Williams said. Often there are certain things people wish to change about the person they are dating, from miniscule things like wishing he would stop biting his nails or driving too fast, to more dramatic characteristics, such as wishing his body was shaped differently or that he not spend time with certain friends you may dislike. But is the change being made for the man’s sake or solely for the woman’s? “It’s not so much changing him as it is bringing out the best in him,” said 24-year-old Noel DiDomenico. “To change him isn’t the point; to redirect, sure, a woman can do that to any man.” “My fiancé is kind, confident, smart and funny. But he had to keep up with me. I was going to get my masters, I was going to change a little piece of the world, and he had to keep up or risk losing me. He’s now graduating in May. He went from hitting on random chicks in a bar to deciding he’s met the one person he wants to share his life with. That’s a huge change in just two years,” DiDomenico added. Whether a woman can change a man or not, the question may really be whether a woman should want to change a man. “I don’t think they should,” Williams said. “If it’s that bad then they shouldn’t be with him in the first place. It’s okay to let us know that certain things bother you, but in the end, the guy has to want to change for her.”
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Members of Delta Gamma, Zeta Beta Tau and Pi Kappa Alpha perform their MTV’s “Made” themed dance at Monday’s Greek Week Opening Ceremonies. Greek Week events continue throughout the week, including tonight’s God and Goddess pageant at 7 p.m.
Chris Brown destroys Good Morning America dressing room after interview
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at “Good Morning America” and broke a window with a chair Tuesday after cohost Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna, according to a person familiar with the show. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Security was called, but not police. Brown was on the ABC morning show Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his thengirlfriend — preceding her questions by noting he had been “very good” about talking about the attack. “It was very serious what you went through and what happened,” she said. “How have you been able to ...” A clearly agitated Brown tried to deflect the line of questioning, saying he was past that and wanted to focus on his new CD. “This album is what I want them to talk about and not what happened two years ago,” he said. Roberts laughed and thanked Brown for letting her discuss that matter with him, and after the interview, Brown performed. But instead of performing another song for the online audi-
ence, as he was scheduled to do, he went to his dressing room and started smashing things, according to the person. In a statement, ABC News said: “As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that’s what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown.” Reps for Brown did not immediately return phone calls for comment. Brown is on probation for his assault on Rihanna. Brown has been trying to rehabilitate his image since the attack, which occurred on the eve of the Grammys two years ago. After that, his once brilliant career was tarnished. His album “Graffiti,” released several months after that, was a poor seller. However, he’s recently had success on the charts with the songs “Deuces,” a No. 1 R&B hit last year, and “Look At Me Now” is now No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He’s been more accepted into the mainstream as well. Before his “GMA” appearance, he had appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” A rep for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” said Brown is still slated to appear on the show next week. A judge last November commended Brown, a Virginia native, for working hard to complete his community service and for almost finishing his domestic violence coun-
In this publicity image released by ABC, singer Chris Brown, left, is interviewed by co-host Robin Roberts on the morning program “Good Morning America,” Tuesday, March 22 in New York. Brown was on “GMA” Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend.
seling. He has since finished the counseling. Last month, a judge, while praising Brown’s progress, eased a restraining order that had prevented Brown from coming within 50 feet of Rihanna after Rihanna said she didn’t object. The new order prevents him from being
within 10 feet of Rihanna at an industry event. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, did not immediately return an email seeking comment. Brown — who was photographed outside “GMA” with his shirt off moments after the incident — tweeted his frustration shortly after the show: “All
my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I’m so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!” Roberts tweeted later: “Sure has been an interesting AM (at) GMA. Still sorting thru everything myself. Just my 2nd day on twitter, wonder what tomorrow will bring?”
Independent video game developers don’t disappoint By Joe O’Leary Campus Correspondent Though there were dozens of big-budget, expensive games on display at the video-game convention PAX East, there was also a smattering of independent developers with games that turned out to be just as stellar, but for one-tenth the price. For instance, a personal favorite developer of mine, Twisted Pixel Games, showed off two new games at the convention that shine like the developer’s previous titles. The studio is known for their Xbox Live Arcade releases “Splosion Man,” a madcap, hilarious platformer involv-
ing a lab experiment made of explosions escaping from evil scientists, and “Comic Jumper,” another platformer involving a comic-book superhero fighting through the history of comics. Their newest games kept the originality and madcap humor of their previous games. The first, called “The Gunstringer,” was a brand-new original made exclusively for the Xbox Kinect. In it, the player controls a marionette cowboy with their hands, using one to move the puppet through various levels, and the other to aim and fire at his enemies. The controls of the game were simple and clear, and the demo was quite fun. Of special note
was the game’s offbeat humor; it was presented as a play, with a live-action filmed studio audience visible in some shots. Killing certain enemies led to short obituaries humorously mourning them, and the levelending boss battle was against an inflatable arm-waving tube man. Seriously. The developer’s other game on display was their sequel to “Splosion Man,” titled “Ms. Splosion Man.” Parodying “Ms. Pac-Man,” a second explosion creation runs through madcap platformer action to save her boyfriend, the original game’s protagonist. The level I played was frenetic and fast, with non-stop action, was
challenging but fun. It was also hilarious; for instance, the evil scientists who captured Splosion Man celebrate by hanging posters reading “Mission Accomplished!” and “Congratulations!” I also had a chance to play developer The Behemoth’s newest game, “BattleBlock Theater.” Known for co-op masterpiece “Castle Crashers,” the developer’s new game was also multiplayer-based. “BattleBlock” involves two animated players progressing through 2D puzzle levels, and expert timing and teamwork is needed to pass each one. The levels ramped up their difficulty each time one was unlocked
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1. Shogun 2: Total War (PC) 9.0 2. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution (PC) 8.5 3. Dragon Age II (PC, X360, PS3) 8.0 4. MLB 11: The Show (PS3) 8.0 5. Torchlight (X360) 8.0 6. Marjor League Baseball 2K11 (PS3, X360) 7.5 7. Pokemon Black Version (DS) 7.5 8. Pokemon White Version (DS) 7.5 9. Rango: The Video Game (X360, PS3) 7.0 10. MotoGP 10/11 (PS3, X360) 7.0
Do we even need discs anymore? By Jason Bogdan Staff Writer
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Upcoming Releases March 23 Ghost Busters: Sanctum of Slime (PC, PS3, X360) Swarm (X360) March 24 Theater of War 3: Korea (Win) Samurai II: Vengeance (Mac) March 25 Arcania - Fall of Setariff (PC, X360, PS3) Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (3DS) March 29 The 3rd Birthday (PSP)
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A screenshot of gameplay from “Severed,” the latest downloadable content pack for Dead Space 2. Though the DLC is only $7, it only contains about two hours of repetitive gameplay.
“Severed,” Dead Space 2’s latest downloadable content pack, not worth the $7 pricetag By Jason Bogdan Staff Writer The “Severed” DLC pack for Dead Space 2 is a good example of how downloadable content distribution is premature at this point. It isn’t terrible in the sense that it plays poorly or anything else that would soil the good Dead Space name. But at the same time, there was an everlasting feeling of emptiness as I went through this two-hour bit of extra content that made that $7 price point feel somewhat wasted. The story that brought back some of the main cast of Dead Space: Extraction initially sounded very compelling. While Isaac Clarke was having his adventure in the haunted Sprawl in Dead Space 2, at the very same time and space establishment Extraction character Gabe Weller has his own quest in searching for his wife, Lexine Murdoch (who was also a main character in the Wii entry), at the hospital area. After the rest of his platoon
became necromorph food, Weller finds himself in a hurry to reach his pregnant lover with a ton of screeching monsters and a little betrayal along the way. The problem that the short campaign had here was that what I just said is all that’s really known. As great as it is to have characters from a previous Dead Space make their guest appearance, nothing about a history since then is told at all in a mission that ends as unexplained as it begins. It’s just a couple hours of Gabe going from point A to point B with a few brief “What’s going on?!” comments here and there until the very depressing whimper of a conclusion. It was an odd two additional story chapters to go through, namely because even with a dismal narration, this game was still a highly entertaining two hours of new Dead Space 2 content. The combat and inventory management is still as fun as it ever was two months ago, and even though Weller doesn’t play any different than Isaac
(there were moments where I completely forgot that this was a different character until he finally spoke), there was still a fun and clever distribution of horrifying enemies for you to rip apart. Ultimately, your reason for buying this DLC all depends on how much you want a couple extra hours of Dead Space 2. If you’re looking for some good Extraction fan service or
new storytelling in the Dead Space universe that isn’t confusing or unfulfilled, you’ll be out of luck with “Severed.” But if you’re the sort who just wants a good afternoon snack of the series’ standout action, there are certainly far worse uses of your virtual $7 on the online marketplace.
Dead Space 2: Severed
- Shooting down blood-crazed space aliens with a variety of cool weapons is still as fun here as Dead Space 2 ever was
- The story here is as empty and unsatisfying as extra downloadable campaigns get - Seven dollars for just two hours of content is a really hard pill to swallow
» PREVIEW Tiny Wings (IP) I’m not one to usually write publically about how great a popular $1 app game is, but the recent Tiny Wings is just that fantastic. This one-button timing test, which requires making a flightless bird travel the highest distances from sliding on hills, is incredibly addicting with its score system and achievements that unlock new “nests.” The art style is also impressive where every day there’s a color palette swap between all the levels. It doesn’t change how the game plays, but it sure is a neat incentive to play daily and see new designs.
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Sequel to 2007 gamer favorite previewed at PAX By Joe O’Leary Staff Writer Similar to pretty much every other gamer in the world, I loved Valve’s “Portal” back when it was released in 2007. The inventive first-person puzzler won over a lot of fans with its innovative game-play, great sense of humor, and taut storyline, which ended with the best original end-credits song to ever be attached to a videogame. It’s been three-and-a-half years since the game first hit store shelves in The Orange Box. Finally, though, its sequel nears completion, and Portal 2 will be released on April 19. At PAX East, I was treated to a presentation about the game. Valve is so confident about their follow-up that they didn’t even want PAX attendees to play a demo lest
they spoil it for themselves, instead showing a presentation of the game’s first 10 minutes. From what I could see, the gameplay’s roughly the same, though there are new Aperture Science experiments to help and hinder players. Co-op has been added, with online multiplayer on all three of its release consoles (PC, 360 and PS3). Unfortunately, I couldn’t get much more info, as Valve is making sure the game’s surprises are being hidden until release. From what I did see, what the developer wanted to make sure attendees noticed was the humor in Portal 2. Just as GLaDOS did in the first game, new robots will narrate the sequel, the first of which is named Wheatley. The new helper is voiced by Stephen Merchant and, rest assured, he is hilarious.
The theater I was in laughed hard and often at the game’s basic tutorial. Laughing at the tutorial? That’s a great sign for the finished product’s eight hours. Another new voice in the game is that of Cave Johnson, Aperture Science’s creator. The Valve team went allout for this character, nabbing “Spider-Man” actor J.K. Simmons for the job. The oneminute clip the developers showed at the presentation’s end had more than enough laughs to prove this was a good move. So, did I get my hands on Portal 2? No. So I can’t comment on the gameplay’s quality. What I do know is that the script looks just as good as the first one did. If you enjoyed the first game, you know that’s a positive sign.
Name: Portal 2 Platforms: X360, PS3, PC Developer: Valve Release: April 19 Length: 8 hours Look forward to: - familiar game play - multiplayer - new narrators and helpers
If, by some miracle, I’m able to live to be a crotchety old man, I can guarantee that I’ll stubbornly hold onto disc format while the newer generations become accustomed to their media coming exclusively via downloads. That future continues to sound plausible, as CDs are already a thing of the past for music thanks to iTunes and online streaming is starting to be the popular way to get movies and TV shows. But what about video game downloads? How long will it be until the only way to get video games is through the online marketplace? I’ll tell you one thing about buying full games on consoles in gigabytes: we still aren’t ready. I recently downloaded “Modnation Racers” off Playstation Network PS3 and the whole process was torture. Not only did it take a significant chunk of my memory (over 11 GB), but it took 20 hours to download from my somewhat-decent wireless internet. As games are going to continue to take up more hard drive space, consoles are going to need to provide a lot more hard drive space, and online quality has to get consistently better for it to work. But you know what does fit the download requirements like a glove right now? Portable gaming. It was a terrible idea for Sony to release the non-UMD-playing PSP Go when people already bought physical PSP games, but it’s perfect for their upcoming NGP. Apple’s portables might not have any hefty $30 to $60 games, but the games demand so little memory space that I can have a ton of apps to play on my 8-GB iPod Touch. Plus, I think we can all agree that playing “Cut the Rope” on iPhone from a physical cart is just a waste of resources. Cartridges will still be the main way to get Nintendo 3DS games, but it includes a 2-GB memory card for its applike E-shop games for when you don’t feel like carrying 20 pieces of plastic on the plane. Video games are definitely becoming more popular to get from downloads, regardless of price. But there are aspects of this particular media that make it less ideal than MP3s. The fact that it’ll destroy the usedgame markets is certainly making GameStop and the people who don’t have much money terrified. And even though preorder bonuses are mixed in quality, it is a novelty that would be missed. After all, who doesn’t want an opportunity to get free stuff? Also, the game’s retail price doesn’t go down as gradually for the online store than it does for the physical discs. Downloads are making obtaining games easier, but there’s plenty of proof that it’ll also make the hobby more expensive. But will GameStop remain in good business for at least one more new console generation? My heart says no, but my brain says maybe, due to how
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my, how times have changed
on the Rock Band 3 Pro Guitar and Duke Nukem Forever
By Joe O’Leary Staff Writer Rock Band 3 Pro Guitar As people who read the Games section may know, I am a Rock Band aficionado. Some may call me obsessed. I enjoy my music-based video games very much. At PAX East, a Boston-based video game convention, I had the opportunity to use the new Rock Band 3 Pro Guitar. While I couldn’t get my hands on the actual guitar Squire, I tried the Mustang model. The Mustang was very light at first touch, especially compared to my electric guitar. The reason? Instead of fullystringed frets, it had 16 buttons for each string, with a small set of strings to strum at the bottom. The few songs I tried on the Mustang were fun, though the learning curve was very steep (I only reached 1 star on my first try.) The experience was fairly similar to playing a real guitar, and quite fun, though I can’t recommend the Mustang fully when there’s an actual guitar on store shelves now. Duke Nukem Forever It’s been fourteen years since Duke Nukem Forever
By Lucas Ma Campus Correspondent
was announced. I was 6 years old. The most delayed, storied and made-fun-of game in history is finally going to come out on May 3, and it’s… well, it’s not good at all. In its defense, Duke is very funny. The interactive beginning of my demo involved Duke at a urinal. You can guess what you do next. After this, he fights a boss on a football field: after defeating the boss, he knocks out its eye and the command “X to kick field goal” appeared on my screen. One button press later, Duke kicked the boss’ eye through the goalpost. I’d say more, but it wouldn’t be printable in this article. That’s about the only positive thing about “Duke.” It plays like a 14-year-old game with better graphics, basically. The controls are slippery, especially on a console, and the game’s fairly muddy and confusing. I died three times in three minutes to the same two enemies because I couldn’t find them, but they had a perfect view of me. A brief driving segment had terrible controls, and ended in me flipping Duke’s dune buggy. If you want to spend $60 to laugh a lot, that’s about the only merit I can recommend Duke on.
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Above, the Rock Band 3 wireless Fender Mustang Pro Guitar, which Focus writer Joe O’Leary had the chance to test at a recent Boston-based video game convention.
Discs may be becoming obselete from DO WE EVEN, page 7 much Sony and Microsoft are increasingly involved in their online marketplaces. Legally downloading games is certainly like sliced bread for portables, but there’s still value in get-
ting discs for consoles for the better prices and occasionally free stuff. Hopefully that novelty will remain for at least one more decade, but even then, I guess people like me are already becoming old-fashioned.
If you grew up playing video games, you’ve probably played Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat, two very popular fighting games back in the day. I would think that these titles would have secured a considerable fanbase for this genre, but it turns out I was wrong. At some point along the way, players turned to different types of games for entertainment: RPG, adventure, and the ever-popular FPS titles which at first I couldn’t understand. Take the series Blazblue for example: hand-drawn sprites, intricate stories with multiple endings for every individual character, a full orchestral soundtrack and some of the most in-depth fighting mechanics I’ve ever seen. A specific aspect worth noting is the Rapid Cancel, which allows a player to cancel out of their current attack, leading to whatever combo a player can think of. Then I thought about it for a second and realized that the majority of players aren’t playing these types of games because of the complex mechanics. Few people would be willing to spend hours a day mastering such techniques when they can just pick up a Gamecube controller and almost instantly be decent in Smash Bros. The majority of players seek instant gratification and yet, at the same time, a sense of accomplishment while playing games – a strange combination. In order to accommodate such players, developers
started inputting a beginner mode, where all it takes to create hyper combo finishes is a few button presses. It gave them the satisfaction of pulling off visually appealing combos with minimal effort, and I guess all those flashing colors on the screen makes it feel like they did more than just press three buttons to win. Overall, I view this feature with mixed feelings: I feel as though adding a mode like this is a good way of introducing people to the fighting genre. But at the same time I suspect as though the majority of the players won’t evolve past this play-style. After all, isn’t simplicity one of the reasons why the Smash series has been so successful? With two people playing on beginner mode, the Marvel vs. Capcom turns into its Wii counter-part, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. The games have similar names but are very different. For those who have never played it, think of a fighting game where beginner mode can’t be turned off. Fun? Sure, but not for long. With no room to grow, what you have is another (two) button masher suited for a slow afternoon. But maybe I’m being a little too critical. If someone is perfectly content with doing preprogrammed combos, who am I to judge? As long as they’re having fun. Who knows? There might be a couple people who become motivated enough to start playing MvC3 or Blazblue for real. That is, after they realize that beginner mode won’t fly against any veteran player.
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NY judge stops plan for Google library NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected a deal between Internet search leader Google and the book industry that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns and the need for involvement from Congress while acknowledging the potential benefit of putting literature in front of the masses. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan said the creation of a universal library would “simply go too far,” and he was troubled by the differences between Google’s views and those of everyone affected by the settlement. Still, he left the door open for an eventual deal, noting that many objectors would drop their complaints if Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. set it up so book owners would choose to join the library rather than being required to quit it. The $125 million settlement had drawn hundreds of objections from Google rivals, consumer watchdogs, academic experts, literary agents and even foreign governments. Google already has scanned more than 15 million books for the project. Google’s managing counsel, Hilary Ware, called the decision disappointing and said the company was considering its options. “Like many others, we believe this agreement has the potential to open up access to millions of books that are currently hard to find in the U.S. today,” Ware said in a statement. She said that, regardless of the outcome, Google would “continue to work to make more of the world’s books discoverable online” through Google Books, a searchable index of literary works, and Google eBooks, which allows
readers to access books wirelessly on digital devices. The judge said the settlement that the company reached with U.S. authors and publishers would “grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books, without permission of the copyright owners.” He was particularly critical of the access Google would have to so-called orphan works — outof-print books whose writers could not be located — saying the deal gave the company “a de facto monopoly over unclaimed works.” That was one of the fears raised in 2009 by the Department of Justice when it concluded that the agreement probably violated antitrust law and could decrease competition among U.S. publishers and drive up prices for consumers. The deal, the judge said, gives Google “a significant advantage over competitors, rewarding it for engaging in wholesale copying of copyrighted works without permission.” He noted that the case was not about full access to copyrighted works or the sale of them because Google did not scan the books to make them available for purchase, but he said the deal still would let Google sell full access to copyrighted works that it otherwise would have no right to exploit. The litigation focused on the use of an indexing and search tool. The judge said Congress should ultimately decide who should be entrusted with guardianship over orphan books and under what terms, rather than the issue being resolved by private, self-interested parties. He said Congress also could address the concerns of the international community of authors and publishers. He called it significant
that foreign authors, publishers and even nations were saying the agreement violates international law. France and Germany had objected to the deal, along with authors and publishers in Austria, Belgium, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Department of Justice spokeswoman Gina Talamona said in a statement that the government was pleased with the ruling. The settlement, she said, “exceeded the scope of the underlying lawsuit on which it was based and created concerns regarding antitrust, class certification and copyright issues.” The president of the Authors Guild, an advocate for writers’ interests in copyright protection and other issues, said the organization planned to talk with publishers and Google “with the hope that we can arrive at a settlement within the court’s parameters that makes sense for all parties.” Guild President Scott Turow said the online library was “an idea whose time has come.” “Readers want access to these unavailable works, and authors need every market they can get,” he said. “There has to be a way to make this happen. It’s a top priority for the Authors Guild.” John Sargent, chief executive officer at Macmillan Publishers Limited, noted in a statement on behalf of publisher plaintiffs that the judge had invited the parties to request approval of a revised deal if they can reach one. He said the publishers were prepared to modify the deal and work to overcome the judge’s objections. He said the publishers wanted to “promote the fundamental principle behind our lawsuit, that copyrighted content cannot be used without the permission of the owner or
In a March 22, 2010, file photo men walk past the Google China headquarters in Beijing, China. A N.Y. judge has called off a deal between the internet giant and the book industry that would bring millions of books to tbe internet.
outside the law.” The Open Book Alliance, a group that includes Google rivals Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., called the ruling “a victory for the public interest and for competition in the literary and Internet ecosystems.” Attorney Cynthia Arato, representing a number of leading foreign publishing societies and foreign book publishers that objected to the settlement, said it vindicates the important concerns of foreign rights holders. “Their interests weren’t adequately protected,” she said. “It would be wrong for a U.S. court to allow one company to usurp their fundamental right to control their copyrighted works.” The judge acknowledged in his decision that there are many benefits to Google’s project, including that libraries, schools, researchers and disadvantaged populations would
gain access to far more books; that authors and publishers would find new audiences and new sources of income; and that older books — particularly those out of print — would be preserved and given new life. The case developed after Google in 2004 announced it had agreed with several major research libraries to digitally copy books and other writings in their collections. The authors and publishers sought financial damages and a court order to block the copying when they sued Google in 2005 after Google failed to obtain copyright permission to scan the books. A deal was first reached to settle the claims in 2008 and was tentatively approved by the judge in November 2009. Since presiding over a hearing on the case in February 2010, the judge has been elevated to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He acted in
the role of a district judge to rule on the case. At the hearing last year, the judge heard a lawyer for folk singer Arlo Guthrie and “Pay it Forward” writer Catherine Ryan Hyde say the library would exploit his clients with “woefully inadequate compensation” for “unknown and undisclosed uses.” Microsoft lawyer Tom Rubin said the deal “was structured to solidify Google’s dominance.” Neither lawyer immediately returned requests seeking comment Tuesday. Google lawyer Daralyn Durie testified at the hearing that fewer than 10 million of 174 million books in the world would be affected by the settlement and that 5 million of those affected were out of print. Google has estimated that about 130 million titles likely would get into its digital library.
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Sacred Heart next on tap for 10-11 Huskies
By Peter Logue Campus Correspondent
The UConn softball team has to be going through climate shock. After spending two weeks d o w n S o u t h vs. Sacred br eet ufr no i rn ge Heart home just bask 3:30 p.m. to in the Bridgeport s t a g g e r ing heat wave last week along with the rest of Connecticut, the Huskies are now facing the polar opposite. After a snowstorm on Monday essentially shut down their field for the week, the team has been honing their skills indoors. They will hope this setback has no ill effects today when they travel to Bridgeport to face Sacred Heart, weather permitting. The Huskies have been plagued throughout the year by inconsis-
tency. While they have shown glimpses of greatness, they have also been hindered by numerous errors and spotty offense. Last Sunday, this inconsistency was highlighted by an exhilarating 1-0 shutout victory over Columbia before the Huskies fell flat against Hofstra by a score of 7-0. “We’re looking to rebound [from the Hofstra game] and really turn things around this week,” said coach Karen Mullins. “We need to get back to good fundamental softball, having quality at-bats, making the routine plays. We just really need to get back on track. We feel that overall we need to be more consistent. We’ve had a lot of wild card performers and we are looking for kids to level out and give us some consistency.” One player that has not faltered this year has been Julie Towers, who is leading the team in every major offensive category for the second straight season. The senior has played second base throughout her celebrated career, but the team recently elected to
shake things up in the middle infield by shifting Towers to shortstop and Brittany Duclos to second base.
“We are pleased with Kiki. We feel like she has shown more signs of consistency her last couple outings.” – Karen Mullins Softball coach “We felt like we needed a little bit more of a presence at shortstop and Julie plays with such tremendous passion and gives us that emotional lift and presence in such a key position,” Mullins said. “Brittany played second base a little bit for us last year when Julie was out with an
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by snow and sleet, thus moving the family quality time inside for hot cocoa and fireside chats. Either way, this would lessen the breakdown of the American family, which brings me to my next point. Marriages: Fifty percent of American marriages end in divorce. With no NFL, I’m guessing that rate could go down. 60 Minutes: You know when you change the channel from CBS to NBC around 7:15 p.m. on Sunday? Well, supposedly there is a news show or something called “60 Minutes” on after football. Without football, CBS may have to expand “60
Minutes” for seven hours. This also means they would have to rename the show to “420 Minutes?” Ok, it’s not that good of an idea, but do you expect CBS to put on “Two and a half Men” instead? Hartford Colonials: The United Football League will take center stage in professional football and lucky for us, Connecticut has a team. The Hartford Colonials will take the field at the Rent every weekend, and if the lockout continues, they’ll be the only football team in the area. The Patriots, Jets and Giants will have empty stadiums, which could actually lead to fans going to East Hartford to cheer on the Colonials.
But this is more than just supporting the local economy. Think about it. If the only professional football league is the UFL, than the winner of that championship would be the de facto world champions. So, if the Colonials win it all, then Hartford would be the football capital of the world. This means if the Patriots, Jets and Giants aren’t playing football next season, we all have to join together to cheer on Connecticut’s only team with players that get paid. After looking at this list of options, it may be better for everyone involved if the NFL does have a season next year.
arm injury, so she is certainly a capable middle infielder.” The Huskies have been getting an impressive season from their pitching staff, especially Kiki Saveriano. After the completegame shutout against Columbia, Saveriano lowered her earned run average to a team leading 3.11. “We are pleased with Kiki,” Mullins said. “We feel like she has shown more signs of consistency her last couple outings. She has been strong. This is the right time for her to be getting on track as we are entering conference play this next weekend.” The first pitch between the Huskies and the Pioneers is scheduled to be thrown today at 3:30 p.m. Much to the Huskies’ dismay, the forecast is calling for afternoon snow showers so they are braced for yet another very chilly reminder that Connecticut is a long way is a long way from Florida.
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A UConn softball player swings at a pitch in an Oct. 3 fall season game against Southern Connecticut State.
Goodell: NFL’s CBA offer might not stay on table
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Owners haven't talked about using replacement players if the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 stretches on, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday, and the league might not keep its last contract offer on the table if bargaining doesn't resume soon. "We have not had any discussions or consideration of replacement players," Goodell said at a news conference closing the annual owners meetings. "It hasn't been discussed, it hasn't been considered, and it's not in our plans." He also said the Miami Dolphins and four other teams have been fined or been told the
NFL is investigating them for violating offseason rules prohibiting contact with players. Goodell was asked specifically about the Dolphins; he did not reveal other teams involved. NFL general counsel Jeff Pash said the violations aren't related to the league's lockout of players, which began March 12, hours after negotiations with the players broke off, and the union dissolved. Even during normal offseasons, from the end of one season until around March 15, NFL rules bar teams from holding organized workouts, practice or meetings, and don't allow position coaches to supervise players. "It's a 'go home and relax' period," Pash said.
Since the lockout began, no contact between the league's 32 clubs and players has been allowed. Players don't get paid and can't negotiate new contracts; they aren't allowed to use team facilities. Goodell said he hasn't spoken to NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith since March 11, when talks ended after 16 days of federal mediation. Owners made a proposal that day that included an increase in their 2011 salary cap offer from $131 million to $141 million; the players had been seeking a $151 million cap for that year, plus a chance to earn a percentage of any higher-than-projected revenues above a certain threshold.
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UConn bats go cold in home opener By Dan Agabiti Staff Writer
that retired the runner advancing to home. Then, with two outs, right fielder John Andreoli flew out to right field. Ordinarily, when a team holds Five out of the seven extra their opponent to 15 consecu- innings resulted in a 1-2-3 inning. tive scoreless innings, it wins In the two post-regulation innings the game. That was not when they recorded the case for the Huskies a hit, they had a runlast night, when they ner on third base but tied Holy Cross 2-2 were unable to conin their home opener. vert their chance. The game was called “We’re getting on account of darkness players on base, but after 16 innings of play. we are not getting the Notebook hits when we need All but two Huskies had one hit or less in a them. We just aren’t game that was nearly twice as hitting in big spots so far,” said long as usual. Nine UConn run- coach Jim Penders. ners were left stranded on base Penders believes that players in a game when neither team was develop an ability to hit in key scoring and runs were critical. situations by simply being in them UConn’s offensive woes were more, and these situations are most obvious in the bottom half impossible to simulate in practice. of the ninth. After intentionally All a coach can hope for is that his walking two consecutive batters players relax and get comfortable to load the bases with one out in behind the plate. Once they start to a 2-2 game, the Huskies had an do that, Penders thinks the clutch easy shot at winning the game. hits will be easier to achieve. First, third baseman Ryan Fuller “We need to start believing grounded into a fielder’s choice in ourselves more at the plate,”
Fuller said. “Hopefully, once we do that, we’ll start hitting when we need to.”
“We need to start believing in ourselves more at the plate.” Ryan Fuller Third baseman Fuller’s First In the UConn half of the fourth inning, after first baseman Mike Nemeth singled, Fuller took the plate. He homered to left field, resulting in his first home run as a Husky. The right-batting junior had played two years for UConn’s
UConn takes on Hoyas next
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until more than three-and-a-half minutes had passed. A jumper by Boilermaker forward Sam Ostarello ended the drought, only to initiate another five-minute stretch where Purdue didn’t score. In fact, the Big Ten visitors didn’t reach double-figures until more than 17 minutes into the game. “We were struggling on the offensive end, and our defense has always been the staple of our team,” Moore said. “Then, eventually, it gets us out in transition and that’s when we have the most fun.” UConn’s mix of defenses from man-to-man to two-three zone and an occasional full-court press in the first half proved to be the biggest proponent behind the Purdue scoreless streaks. When asked
whether or not this was perhaps his team’s best defensive performance of the year, Auriemma appeared to concur. “In some respects it was,” the 26-year head coach commented. “Purdue’s not an easy team to defend because their guards are difficult to handle one-on-one… they’re so disciplined and they wear you down defensively through the whole shot clock.” Unable to put together a string of successive baskets in the first half, the Huskies seemed temporarily to have shot out of a cannon to begin the second. After a quick Hartley turnover, Hayes knocked in backto-back three pointers in transition to extend the Connecticut lead to 19. The long-range shots sparked a 19-1 UConn run that Purdue had no answer for.
“Our goal was to hold them to 60 points,” remarked Purdue coach Sharon Versyp. “In the second half they got to the offensive board and were able to hit three three-pointers in transition… we didn’t do a good job in transition because we were trying to get back in the paint to stop Maya Moore and didn’t get out to the wing.” “I think we found a good flow, and rebounding the ball well triggers our pace,” Moore said. “When we’re in the flow, getting to the spots on the floor and getting to the spots where we know we can score… the points pile up really quickly.” The Huskies will play Georgetown in the Sweet Sixteen.
Avery Point campus and transferred here this year. Fuller was glad to have his first home run, but he would have preferred for it to come under different circumstances. “It does feel good to get my first home run here,” Fuller said. “But it’s never good when we don’t win. I’m glad I hit one, but when we tied the game like that, it’s meaningless.” Battling the Bulldogs Tomorrow night, the Huskies travel to New Haven to take on Yale. Fuller said that playing the night after a tough result like this one only makes him hungrier for a win, and it makes him want to see a solid team performance all the more. Penders is looking forward to tomorrow being a different game, and hopefully one where his team will get hits when they are needed.
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Robert Van Woert pitches in a loss to CCSU on April 28, 2010.
Moore and Dixon walk off winners from HAYES, page 14 and 41-0 at the XL Center in Hartford. They are the first senior class to go undefeated at home in UConn history. Stanford completed the feat two nights ago at Maples Pavilion with a win over St. John’s. Individually, Moore averaged 20.4 and Dixon tallied 2.8 points per game at Gampel Pavilion in their four-year careers. Although the pair was honored on Senior Night on Feb. 28 against Syracuse, the
Huskies played three Big East tournament games in Hartford and then the last two NCAA tournament games in Storrs. Moore grabbed 13 rebounds along with her 16 points and Dixon had four rebounds, three assists and one block in the closing moments. After the game, Moore and Dixon stuck around on the court to do interviews on television and the radio, while some fans chanted “Maya.” Others stood and cheered for the two seniors as they walked off the Gampel
floor for the final time. “I felt a little awkward,” Moore said. “I usually don’t like that kind of individual attention because I play a team sport. Obviously I appreciate [that] the fans have been awesome and they’re just trying to show how much they appreciate Lorin and I…I think I wouldn’t have wanted to go out any way, other than Lorin Dixon making a great play.”
Zielinski: Grizzlies and Pacers push for playoffs from PLAYOFF, page 14 the team’s five starters are 25 or younger. Darren Collison gives the Pacers a point guard for the future, although that future can’t be too far away, as Collison already averages 13 points and five assists per game. Need more convincing? Just ask the Hornets, who have Chris Paul, arguably the best point guard in the game, yet still grieved after giving Collison away. Collison’s efforts are reinforced by those of Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough, who quietly combine to give the Pacers a more than respectable frontcourt. Both players average more than 10 points per game, with Hibbert also averaging 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. The final part of the Pacers’ youth movement is Paul George from Fresno State. The 10th selection in this year’s draft, George shows flashes of greatness from time to time, and although he has a long way to go, he has demonstrated an ability to fill up the box score, averaging nearly seven points, five rebounds, two steals and a block in 25 minutes per game across his last 10 contests. Altogether, the Pacers’ youth has a lot of work to do, as demonstrated by losses of 20 points or more in three of their last 12 games, development will continue exponentially following their playoff experience this year. Most importantly, the face of the franchise, Danny Granger, is only 27, and will continue to provide his leadership and 20-point average for years to come.
Equally noteworthy is the play of the Western Conference’s potential No. 8-seed: the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies, like the Pacers, have a two-game lead over their next closest competitor, and at 39-32, the Grizzlies need only one win to tie their total from last year. Further paralleling their Eastern Conference counterpart, the Grizzlies also possess a healthy mixture of veteran leadership and emerging youth. The Grizzlies’ leader and most consistent player is power forward Zach Randolph. Averaging more than 20 points and 12 rebounds per game, Randolph has been a menace in the paint, providing the Grizzlies with a viable option when the perimeter offense gets stagnant. Randolph’s best statistic is arguably the fact that he has played 66 out of 71 games, avoiding health troubles of seasons’ past. But Randolph is not the only leader on the Grizzlies. Mike Conley, the team’s point guard, and Marc Gasol, the team’s center, are two key components of the team’s starting lineup. At ages 23 and 26, respectively, Conley and Gasol have both played more than 70 games this season, with Conley starting every game. Without question, consistency is key to development, and the ability of Conley and Gasol to play night in and night out has spurred the team’s growth tremendously. It doesn’t hurt that both players average upwards of 11 points per game, with Conley adding six assists and Gasol adding six rebounds per game. Additionally, the Grizzlies’ bench provides much needed depth and versatility, includ-
ing proven veterans like Shane Battier, as well as talented youth like OJ Mayo. One can only imagine the success the Grizzlies would have attained had star forward Rudy Gay not been karate chopped by Evan Turner (easily Turner’s rookie claim to fame). Gay, who signed a huge deal over the summer, erased all doubts of his work ethic and talent by averaging nearly 20 points and six rebounds per game and by hitting a game–winner over LeBron before his tragic injury. Unfortunately, Gay will miss the end of the season due to surgery, but will return next year. His presence will be missed, but will also allow others like Tony Allen and Mayo to step up and prove their worth during the Grizzlies’ playoff run. All in all, the buzz of the NBA playoffs is continuing in the midst of the NCAA tournament, something that hasn’t always happened in years past. Driven by more power teams than ever before, the level of competition in the league needs no explanation. We all know who the true championship contenders are, but don’t be surprised if one of these teams creates some noise in the first round. Although their true potential and championship contention may be a few years away, every championship team starts somewhere. We all remember the Thunder’s near upset of the Lakers, so it can happen. Don’t expect this year to be any different.
TWO Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Away game Gampel Pavilion, XL Center
Men’s Basketball (28-9) (9-9)
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The Daily Question Q : “What is a Boilermaker?” A : “Who cares, they were just practice for the Final Four.”
“Who is winning more, the UConn basketball teams or Charlie Sheen?”
—Kyle Campbell, 6th–semester nuclear cell biology major
» That’s what he said “This is a long road to get where we want to be at.”
» Pic of the day
Sunday Georgetown, NCAA Tournament TBA
Baseball (8-9) (0-0) Tomorrow Yale 3:30 p.m.
March 25 Pittsburgh 3 p.m.
March 26 Pittsburgh 1 p.m.
March 27 Pittsburgh 12 p.m.
March 29 Hartford 3 p.m.
Softball (10-11) (0-0) Today March 25 March 26 March 26 March 27 Sacred Quinnipiac Georgetown Georgetown Georgetown Heart 3:30 p.m. Noon 2 p.m. 11 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Lacrosse (5-2) (0-1) March 27 April 1 March 25 St. Georgetown Canisius Bonaventure 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 12 p.m.
April 8 Syracuse 4 p.m.
April 16 Notre Dame Noon
» MLB Braves to retire Cox’s No. 6 during ceremony on Aug. 12
Men’s Track and Field April 2 LSU Invitational All Day
April 6 Texas Relays All Day
Women’s Track and Field AP
March 25 Yellow Jacket Invitational All Day
March 26 Dick Shea Open All Day
Men’s Swimming and Diving Tomorrow NCAA Championships All Day
March 27 FAU Spring Break All Day
April 9 New England’s All Day
April 3 St. John’s 12 p.m.
April 10 April 12 St. Francis Boston Coll. 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
April 10 New England’s All Day
Men’s Tennis March 26 March 31 Georgetown Marist 11 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Women’s Tennis March 26 March 30 April 6 Georgetown Providence St. John’s 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
April 8 Marquette 12 p.m.
Barry Bonds leaves the federal courthouse after the second day of his perjury trial on Tuesday.
THE Storrs Side
April 10 West Virginia 10 a.m.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday announced plans to retire former manager Bobby Cox’s number. The Braves will honor Cox’s No. 6 on Aug. 12 before a home game against the Chicago Cubs. Cox is the first to have his number retired by the Braves only for his accomplishments as a manager. Cox retired after last season. He is fourth alltime with 2,504 wins, including 2,149 wins in 25 years with the Braves.
THE Pro Side
The men’s basketball team has No easy prediction for winner of Southwest and Southeast a shot to make it to Houston By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer
Golf March 25 March 26 FAU Spring FAU Spring Break Break All Day All Day
» NCAA Providence hires Ed Cooley to be men’s basketball coach
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has hired former Fairfield coach Ed Cooley to replace the fired Keno Davis. Cooley, who led the Stags to a school-record 25 wins and a MAAC regular-season championship this year, coached his final game at Fairfield on Sunday, a 72-68 loss to Kent State in the second round of the NIT. “We are very excited to have Ed Cooley coming to Providence College,” Father Brian Shanley, Providence’s president, said. “I have had the opportunity to spend some time with Ed, and I believe he is the right person to lead our men’s basketball team. We conducted a thorough search, and during that process, Ed Cooley was the coach that consistently met our selection criteria.” Cooley was named the coach of the year in the MAAC this season, and the Stags (25-8) were on their way to the NCAA tournament automatic bid, when they were upset by St. Peter’s 62-48 in the league tournament semifinals. A Providence native, Cooley left an assistant job at Boston College to take the Fairfield position in April of 2006. He struggled in Year 1, going just 13-19. But his final three seasons were all above.500, and he finished with a 92-69 record. He won 60 conference games and landed in postseason play his final two seasons with the Stags. Davis was fired two weeks ago, after just three seasons on the job. He had coached just one season previous to that post, at Drake. Providence went 15-17 this season, and just 4-14 in the Big East. His Friars, who finished 14th in the league, seemed disinterested in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden, when they were beaten soundly by Marquette 87-66. Providence hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2004, and hasn’t won the conference tournament since 1994. Cooley, 41, will be introduced at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday on campus.
Women’s Basketball (34-1) (16-0)
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– New York Knicks’ player Carmelo Anthony on his team’s recent slide. The Knicks have lost seven of 16 games since acquiring Anthony in a trade with Denver.
Tomorrow San Diego St., NCAA Tournament 7:15 p.m.
Next Paper’s Question:
The No. 3 seeded UConn men’s basketball team is two wins away from making it to its second Final Four in three years, and its fourth in school history. Standing in the Huskies’ way is No. 2 seed and de facto home team San Diego State. If UConn beats the Aztecs in Anaheim, then Arizona or the defending national champions Duke will meet the Huskies in the Elite Eight. First, the Sweet Sixteen. UConn is 2-12 in the NCAA tournament when they play a team that is playing in the same state as their campus, or in nearby Washington, D.C., like George Mason in 2006. It will be a tough task to beat San Diego State in southern California, in front of a pro-Aztec crowd. In 2009, the Huskies lost to Michigan State in the Final Four in Detroit. San Diego State also have faced a player of the year candidate before. The Aztecs went 1-2 against
BYU, shutting down Jimmer Fredette in the Mountain West championship. If they do the same to Kemba Walker, the Huskies could be in trouble. If UConn can get over that hump, then the Blue Devils or Wildcats will be another tough speed bump on the road to Houston. Kyrie Irving is back in the rotation for Duke and Arizona has its own star in Derrick Williams. Barring an upset by the Cats, the Huskies will have to beat the defending champs in their first tournament match-up with the Blue Devils since 2004. After that, it’d be the promised land for Walker and UConn. Dates with perhaps Ohio State and Kansas for the Huskies’ third national championship would be during the first weekend in April. But this is all speculation, let’s see if UConn conquers the Aztecs first.
By Dan Agabiti Staff Writer Southwest bracket Anyone’s predictions as to how the NCAA Tournament brackets will go knows that the Southwest region has been far and away the craziest portion of this year’s bracket. This year, there are three teams with a 10-seed or higher in the Southwest region alone. No. 12 Richmond has defeated Vanderbilt and Morehead State–who upset Louisville in the opening round– and is set to face Kansas on Friday night. Richmond has had a great run so far. But No. 1 Kansas is going to be a very challenging matchup and they better bring their A-game to San Antonio. The second matchup also happens Friday night when No. 11 VCU and No. 10 Florida State face one another. Virginia Commonwealth limped into this tournament and had to face USC to earn their spot in the field of 64. VCU has upset No. 3 Purdue and No. 6 Georgetown en route to the Sweet 16 and is a team that is not to be taken lightly. Florida State destroyed Notre Dame in the second round to move on, and considering they’ve beaten Duke and UNC, they
are going to be a tough matchup that does not quit. To put the insanity of this bracket into perspective, the city of Richmond–home of VCU and Richmond–has as many teams in the Sweet 16 (two) as the entire Big East Conference does. Southeast bracket Thursday night, No. 3 BYU takes on No. 2 Florida. The key to this game is going to be whether or not the Gators can contain Jimmer Fredette and make the other BYU players step up and make contributions. The second matchup features No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 8 Butler. Butler is becoming a perennial presence in the Sweet 16, and once again, it comes at the expense of a top-seeded, major conference team. In the second round, the Bulldogs took down No. 1 Pittsburgh in an incredibly close game that went down to the final seconds. There is no clear favorite to come out of the southeast region, and a valid case could be made in support of any one of these four teams to advance to the Final Four.
» INSIDE SPORTS TODAY P.13: Providence hires Fairfield’s Cooley. / P.12: UConn bats go cold in 16-hour maraton. / P.11: Softball heads to Sacred Heart.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sundays without NFL
CELEBRATE, ONE MOORE TIME
Huskies pound Purdue en route to Sweet Sixteen
By Andrew Callahan Staff Writer
I have trouble signing up for economics classes on Peoplesoft, so I really don’t understand why the players and owners of the NFL can’t divvy up $9 billion. Whether or not the players’ stubbornness is the problem, or the owners’ greed, it makes no difference to me. I don’t understand why they just can’t play football. Now there is a chance that we will not have the NFL to watch on Sundays, Mondays and sometimes Thursdays. It will disappoint many Americans, but that doesn’t mean that weekends, especially Sundays, will be boring. We’ll just have to find other things to do. Church: Lapsed Catholics and curious atheists will head back to houses of worship on the weekends. Instead of a middle-aged bald guy driving to Foxboro every Sunday to profess his man-love for Tom Brady, he’ll reconnect with Christianity. People all across the country will get back to going to mass, temple or their respective mosque on the weekends. Priests will delight in the fact that anxious fathers aren’t checking their watches, even if it’s just to pray for the NFL to come back. Sunday Drive: The term “Sunday drive” will make its way back into American vernacular. Families will pack up a picnic and drive the good ol’ Volvo to a nearby park to enjoy family time. Of course, by November and December the Sunday ride will be marred
» MCDONOUGH, page 11
Playoff chasers are the future By Chris Zielinski NBA Columnist I could take this opportunity to emphasize how exciting the 2011 NBA playoffs will be. I could tell you how Derek Rose is now officially “Chicago’s Next MJ,” or how the Lakers seem to always turn it on during crunch time. I could even tell you how the Knicks are a firstround opponent no team should want to play, or how the Thunder are primed to make a legitimate run this postseason. All of these stories would be important. However, the developing storyline between the potential eight seeds in the Eastern and Western Conference is what truly deserves the spotlight. To begin, we turn to the Eastern Conference. If the season were to end today, the last team in would be the Indiana Pacers. In the post-Reggie Miller era, the Pacers have been a perennial non-factor. Perhaps the most exciting moment was the Artest-led royal-rumble, and that isn’t saying much. Yet this year the team is in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, with a two-game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks. Unlike in seasons past, this team is providing excitement and developing leadership. Together, these aspects are a great recipe for success, but will need to be developed further if the Pacers want to make the jump from playoff hopeful to playoff contender. Crucial to this change is the Pacers’ pool of young talent. Evidence of the Pacers’ youth movement requires one to look no further than the starting lineup. Four of
» ZIELINSKI, page 12
Quite often in sports, you’ll hear the old adage that defense wins championships. Now, while offense often challenges the popular cliché, it had no claim to what took place at Gampel Pavilion last night. Led by Tiffany Hayes’ 23 points, No. 1 overall seed UConn battled No. 9 seed Purdue to a hardfought 64-40 victory. The Huskies had managed to out-rebound the Boilermakers by almost a 2:1 ratio by night’s end. Maya Moore led the charge with 13 boards. Not a single Purdue player finished in double figures, as the Boilermakers shot 25 percent as a team. “Going into the game, we felt like it was going to be one of those games where we’re going to have to grind it out,” said head coach Geno Auriemma. “They’re [Purdue] incredibly well-coached and defensively they’re really solid.… and tonight played out exactly like I thought it would.” The opening minutes of both halves turned out to be starkly-different from what followed in each of the respective periods. After UConn’s first shot from the field misfired, Purdue’s Courtney Moses raced down court for a fast break lay-up. Seconds after, the Huskies registered their own pair of layins by Moore and Stefanie Dolson, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. However. starting at the 17:21 mark, neither team could make a 9-5 Connecticut lead budge
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Junior Tiffany Hayes looks to pass in the lane in UConn’s 64-40 win over Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Gampel Pavilion. Hayes scored a team-high 23 points.
» UCONN, page 12
Hayes steals some of Moore’s spotlight By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer Somebody should’ve told Tiffany Hayes that it was Maya Moore’s last game in Gampel Pavilion. The junior paced the No. 1 seed UConn women’s basketball team in its 64-40 win over Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Hayes scored 23 points while adding six rebounds and four assists. Moore did score 16 points in her final game at home and left the game to a standing ovation. But Hayes was the spark in the Huskies’ win that sent them to the Sweet Sixteen in Philadelphia. Hayes hit three three-pointers and seven free throws while also
attacking the basket. ness, it’s very difficult to defend,” “It was just whatever was said Purdue coach Sharon Versyp. open,” Hayes said. “If I was spot- “She knocked down shots. That’s ting up my teammates would find what tough players do in tough me on the perimeter.” situations.” The UConn G e t t i n g coaching staff knew Defensive Hayes would have a One of good game from her UConn’s goals body language in the this season has first half. been to play great “Today her body defense. The language was so Huskies needed it good, right from to match Purdue’s Notebook the beginning,” strong defensive said coach Geno game. Auriemma. “Purdue is not an easy team to Purdue knew they’d need to defend, because their guards are stop Moore, but Hayes stepped up difficult to handle one-on-one. and buried the Boilermakers. Drey Mingo is an impossible “If you can shoot the three, put match-up for the wrong big the ball down and have that quick- guy,” Auriemma said. “There
were a couple of rotations that we had today that, man, they were really good.” “Our offense, shots weren’t falling,” Versyp said. “We needed to make lay-ups and wide open jump shots, and that’s where we fell short.” The Purdue players said that they were getting open looks, they just weren’t falling. “Yeah, it was frustrating,” Mingo said. ”We came in halftime and knew as a team if we kept shooting we couldn’t shoot nearly as bad as we did in the first half.” With over three minutes left in the first half, Stefanie Dolson was called for a foul that gave Purdue two free throw attempts. Alex Guyton knocked down both free throws while the crowd barked
at what they thought was a bad call. It gave the Boilermakers their tenth and 11th points of the game to finally hit double digits. Purdue shot 20 percent in the first half and scored only five times out of its 36 offensive possessions. Although the Boilermakers scored on their first possession of the second half, they still shot just 31 percent from the field in the second half. Senior Salute Tuesday night marked the last home game for seniors Moore and Lorin Dixon. The duo finished their Nutmeg State career 81-0. Moore and Dixon went 40-0 at Gampel Pavilion
» MOORE, page 12
UConn-Holy Cross called after 16 innings Robert Van Woert pitched until the top of the seventh when the Huskies called Dan Feehan from the bullpen. He held the UConn battled the cold and the Crusaders scoreless. The Huskies darkness in their home opener then had a chance to win the against Holy Cross for 16 innings game in the bottom of the ninth. before the umpire called the game Bases were loaded twice in the inning with a Holy Cross pitchat a 2-2 tie. The runs came early, with Holy ing change. But with two outs, John Andreoli hit a fly Cross scoring two in ball to send the game the top of the first to into extra innings. take the lead. In the sec2 UConn saw their ond, the Huskies had UConn defensive plays that Holy Cross 2 third pitcher at the top of the 12th as Will Jolin kept the score to two, stepped on the mound. throwing a runner out at first and saving a run at home In the bottom of the 12th, the with a phenomenal relay from Huskies had another attempt at taking the win with runners on Nick Ahmed. After a scoreless third inning, first and third. But again, a pop UConn tied the game in the bot- fly ended the inning. Bases were tom of the fourth with a home loaded in the 14th for the Huskies. run by Ryan Fuller, his first A pop fly struck again. “There were too many pop-ups, career homer as a Husky. The hit scored George Springer, to make and weak ground balls. This game was a time capsule of our season the game 2-2. When Fuller’s foot crossed so far,” said coach Jim Penders. UConn brought in their fourth home plate, it would be the last run of the night. Twelve and final pitcher in the 15th scoreless innings ensued after inning with closer Kevin Vance. With two outs, he threw a wild the run.
By Danielle Ennis Staff Writer
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Robert Van Woert throws a pitch in UConn and Holy Cross’s marathon matchup Tuesday in Storrs. The game was called after 16 innings.
pitch to advance the runner to third. But a quick third out stopped the Crusaders. In the bottom of the 16th, the Huskies were scoreless again and the umpires succumbed to the conditions. They ruled the lack of light a safety issue and called the game. “The more situations we have like this, the more our guys will come up big. We want it more,” Fuller said. The Huskies had a total of eight hits on the night, while the Crusaders had nine. This game marked the most innings ever played by UConn in Penders’ tenure. Last season’s matchup with Holy Cross ended in a 27-10 UConn victory. Tonight, things weren’t as easy. “We can’t simulate clutch situations, and that’s what we need. It’s a catch-22,” Penders said. “But I’m hopeful. I always believe they can have success. But until they believe it, it’s not going to happen.”
Published on Mar 23, 2011